UiODoc is an organization working for the common academic, professional and social interests of PhD Candidates and Postdocs at the University of Oslo (UiO).

To fulfill this role, UiODoc works towards three main aims:


  • To serve as a link between the University Management and Administration and all of the PhD Candidates and Postdocs at UiO.
  • To develop a common forum for PhD Candidates and Postdocs at UiO.
  • To contribute to the scientific and academic development of PhD Candidates and Postdocs at UiO.


Working towards these aims, UiODoc organises several seminars and social events each semester for PhD Candidates and Postdocs from all faculties and institutes at UiO. Our executive team is a diverse mix of people from various faculties and backgrounds.

UiODoc collaborates closely with the PhD-organisation at the national level (Stipendiat- organisasjonenen i Norge, SiN) as well as local PhD-organizations at UiO Institutes and Faculties.

We were first established in 2003 on a voluntarily initiative. After some time, it was again revived in 2008, after which we have been active until today. We have since been active in arranging a broad range of events for our target group. Our typical repertoire of events include the PhD and Postdoc Breakfast Club meetings held most often on the last Thursday of each month, workshops relevant to PhDs and postdoctoral researchers and social events.

UiODoc has since its inception relied on volunteer work. While at first relying on sporadic contributions from the university in support of specific events, since 2013 the UiO administration decided to support UiODoc financially. This allowed our organisation to organize more high-profile events every year and to raise its visibility within and usefulness for our community of doctoral researchers.

Please note that as of 2021, we are suspending our regular physical avtivities. But to the best of our ability, we will replace them with online events – both academic and social. See our “events” page to stay tuned!  

Published Nov. 7, 2013 11:15 AM - Last modified Jan. 13, 2021 12:38 PM