Board meeting summon and agenda here.
8. June 2015 - 14:15
If you are interested in a case, send an e-mail to email@example.com, for more information. The board meetings are open to everyone.
DION President Øyvind Storesund Hetland was interviewed by Universitetsavisa about the Minister of Educations suggested changes to the Act relating to Universities and University Colleges. For your convenience we provide a summary in English below:
According to the Civil Service Act a Civil Servant that has served in a temporary position for more than four years, or in a permanent position for more than two years is entitled to what is known as “strong employment protection”. Up until now this has the effect that if a PhD candidate is employed in a short term temporary position immediately after finishing the PhD, he or she will be entitled to permanent employment with the University or the University College. This fact makes it impossible for institutions to keep their candidates after they finish the PhD unless they have a permanent position to offer, and the PhD candidates are forced to look to other institutions if they are seeking a career in academia.
The suggested changes to the Act relating to Universities and University Colleges enables the Ministry of Education and Research to determine in a regulation whether or not (or how much of) the time spent as a PhD candidate will be counted in the “four year rule” of the Civil Cervants Act.
“The suggestion contains both pros and cons. The universities need reasonable possibilities to use temporary positions for temporary needs. At the same time we agree with Forskerforbundet: This may lead to an increase in the amount of temporary positions.” says DION President Øyvind Storesund Hetland.
DiON will work together with SiN with this hearing. Input from doctoral candidates or other temporary scientific staff at NTNU will be greatly appreciated.
The DION President and board for the 2015-2016 term was elected at the AGM tonight.
The new DION President is the former DION Vice President Øyvind Storesund Hetland. Øyvind is a PhD candidate at the The Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology
The new board members are:
|Kam Sripada||PhD candidate||Faculty of Medicine|
|Vegard Hagen||PhD candidate||Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology|
|Elli Verhulst||Postdoc||Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology|
|Hammad Majeed||PhD candidate||Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology|
|Mohammad Saud Afzal||PhD candidate||Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology|
|Alexander Busch||PhD candidate||Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology|
|Shareq Mohd Nazir||PhD candidate||Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology|
22. April 2015 - 16:00
|Date:||Wednesday 22 April 2015|
|Time:||16.00-17:00 Mini course on presentation techniques – Åsmund Berstad, SiT
17:00-18.30 Annual general meeting
|Location:||Hovedbygget, Gløshaugen, NTNU, Auditorium H3|
DION is hosting its annual general meeting with election of the new board for 2014-2015. All board positions are up for election, which means that a president and at least four board members will be elected. Candidates for board positions can be announced by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or directly at the meeting. We encourage all interested PhD candidates and post docs to consider joining the board. A board position on DION can be credited as up to one month of duty work, or one month extension of the PhD project period (Forskrift om stipendiater ved NTNU, §2).
We will kick off the evening with a mini course on presentation techniques by Åsmund Berstad from SiT (Studentsamskipnaden I Trondheim).
Light food will be served at the meeting.
16:00-16:15 Welcome/Clara Good, President DION
16:15-17:00 Mini course on presentation techniques/Åsmund Berstad, SiT
16:45-18:30 DION annual general meeting
Documents for the AGM here.
13. April 2015 - 09:00
DION board meeting summons
|Time||Monday April 13, 09:00 – 12:00|
|Place||Studenttinget meeting room, Stripa, Gløshaugen|
Preparation for DION’s annual general meeting 22 April
Status report and planned activities in DION’s internal projects.
Updates on ongoing PhD cases.
Update and discussion on current activities the Association of Doctoral Organisations in Norway/Stipendiatene i Norge (SiN)
Status and plans for DION events
Open point. Any topics can be announced before or at the meeting.
The meeting is open to discussion from all attending parties and for any cases not already announced.
14. April 2015 - 20:00
It is time for our next pub night. This time we will meet at Trondheim Mikrobryggeri. Join us for a drink and get the chance to meet new people from other parts of NTNU.
We would especially like to invite those of you who are interested in getting involved in DION, and perhaps run for the board in the upcoming elections at the annual general meeting. This will be a great chance to chat with current board members and learn more about what we do.
Welcome to the next DION board meeting!
Time: Friday 23 January 13.00-16.00
Location: Sentralbygg 1 room 245, Gløshaugen
DION board meetings are open to all interested parties. We invite you to attend, to get a better opportunity to influence your work conditions and the NTNU PhD system.
The agenda can be found here:
Please sign up HERE (The seminar is free of charge).
At the seminar you can
The seminar is organized by Tekna Forskerne
14:15 Introduction. Morten Hovd, Professor, NTNU and Tekna Forskerne
14:30 PhD studies – what you need to know. Clara Good, DION
14:50 PhD topics within Ocean Science and Technology: example projects. Ingrid Schjølberg, director NTNU Ocean Space Science and Technology
15:10 Seram Coatings AS – from PhD to high-tech start-up. Eli Grong Aursand, TTO
15:30 Learning objectives for PhD studies and special recruitment measures at NTNU. Bjarne Helvik, Vice Dean for Research, IME Faculty
15:50 SINTEF needs the very best people from all the world in order to succeed. Rolf Erik Fiskvik, Manager of organizational development, SINTEF.
16:10 Industry and PhD recruitment. Ola Erik Fjellstad, IPR manager, Kongsberg Seatex
16:30 Comments, discussion, wrap-up.