Time and place: Dec. 16, 2021 5:30 PM10:00 PM, Abels utsikt (12th floor), Nils Henrik Abels hus

UiODoc invites all PhD's and Post-Docs to our end-of-year social event: a Norwegian folk-dancing fiesta at Blindern Campus with dinner included!


Time and place: Nov. 26, 2021 8:30 AM10:00 AM, Georg Sverdrup hus, Stort møterom

For the November edition of the PhD and Post-doc Breakfast Club, we welcome research librarian Heidi Sjursen Konestabo from the Department of Biosciences to talk about figures, maps and datasets.

Time and place: Oct. 29, 2021 8:30 AM10:00 AM, Georg Sverdrup hus, Stort møterom

For October’s edition of PPBC, we are delighted to welcome back Sølvi Haavik, an Adviser at the Studies Section of the MN Faculty, to share her valuable insight into the world of intercultural communication. 

Time and place: Oct. 12, 2021 10:00 AM11:00 AM, Georg Sverdrups hus Undervisningsrom 1

10 October is World Mental Health Day! Its objective is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of it. UiODoc would like to take this opportunity to provide a talk in regards to mental health for PhD and postdocs at UiO. Therefore, we invited Ingvild Mageli, a PhD in economics to give a talk about PhD struggles called “especially independent” which dives into psychosocial well-being aspects.

Time and place: Sep. 30, 2021 8:30 AM10:00 AM, Georg Sverdrup hus, auditorium 1

Imposter syndrome probably affects most of us, and can seriously affect our mental health, confidence, and happiness. This talk by Hugo de Boer aims to analyse and relativise imposter syndrome, as well as provide insights to mitigate its effects.

Time and place: Sep. 22, 2021 1:00 PM2:30 PM, Farmasibygningen Auditorium 2

Are you unionized? Is it maybe something you considered for a long time but just were unsure which union to choose? Or are you totally new to this topic?

No matter what fits your situation, join our meet & greet event to get to know three UiO unions Akademikerne, Forskerforbundet and NTL and their differences. 

Time and place: Sep. 14, 2021 5:00 PM7:00 PM, Sophus Bugges hus, auditorium 1 & Zoom!

On September 14 2021, UiODoc will hold its Annual General Assembly. We welcome all PhDs and postdocs at the University of Oslo to come attend the meeting to learn more about UiODoc’s work, to have your say about our agenda and bring up anything for discussion, to get involved with our activities or simply to enjoy your afternoon with colleagues and good food.

Time and place: July 14, 2021 12:00 PMJuly 17, 2021 9:45 AM, Prague

From July 14 to July 15 the Eurodoc Conference 2021 will take place with the theme "Improving Doctoral Training in Europe".

The Conference will be followed by the AGM on July 16-17.

Time and place: June 24, 2021 9:00 AM10:00 AM, Zoom!

Happy June folks! For this month's PhD & PostDoc's Breakfast Club, we have Katharina Vestre as our speaker where she will be sharing her experience in the field of science communication.

Time and place: May 27, 2021 9:00 AM10:00 AM, Zoom!

We may hate it or love it, but applying for grants is a major part of life in present-day academia. Grant proposal writing is therefore a life-saving skill - and for that reason we have invited UiO researcher Folmer Bokma to give us a talk on how to write excellent grant proposals. 

Time and place: May 19, 2021 6:00 PMMay 21, 2021 10:00 PM, Zoom!

The Pint of Science festival aims to deliver interesting and relevant talks on the latest science research in an accessible format to the public – mainly across bars, pubs, cafes, and other public places. The Pint of Science provides a platform to enable discussions on research between scientist and the Norwegian community without requiring previous knowledge. Pint of Science is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers and was established by a community of postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in 2012. The main festival takes places over three days in May simultaneously in pubs across the world.

Time and place: May 19, 2021 1:00 PM2:00 PM, Zoom!

Just as the deadlines are approaching, we have invited UiO's EU office to give us a talk about EU research grants from a PhD and postdoc point of view. 

Time and place: Apr. 22, 2021 9:00 AM10:00 AM, Zoom!

The PPBC in April will focus on your future career in the industry and what you can do while you're still working in academia. Sign up and get valuable tips on how to promote your chances for a career in industry!

Time and place: Mar. 25, 2021 5:00 PM6:00 PM, zoom

Wondering how to pitch your PhD or PostDoc experience to get a business career? What skills you have as a researcher that businesses might be looking for? Don't miss this talk, organised in collaboration with the Boston Consulting Group! Only 40 spots available: first come, first serve.

Time and place: Mar. 25, 2021 9:00 AM10:00 AM, Zoom!

For March's edition of PPBC, we will go on a journey into intercultural communication delivered to us by Sølvi Haavik, who is an Adviser at the Studies Section of the MN Faculty experienced in intercultural relations. 

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Time and place: Feb. 25, 2021 9:00 AM10:00 AM, Zoom

Have you ever been hesitant to criticize somebody's work because you were afraid the wrong tone could hurt their feelings? Or felt like you just couldn't efficiently formulate what you "actually" wanted to say to really help someone thrive? Or have you been put off by feedback you received, which negatively impacted your motivation and well-being? In this week's PPBC, Koyote Millar will present available strategies to make life easier.

Time and place: Feb. 19, 2021 9:00 AM12:00 PM, Zoom!

Do you need to write a "kappe" for your article-based PhD dissertation, yet struggle in how to manage this? Then this workshop by David Burke is for you! Sign up by February 12, as the number of attendees is limited. 

Time and place: Jan. 29, 2021 9:00 AM10:00 AM, Zoom!

UiODoc is ready for the year's very first PhD and Postdoc Breakfast Club! We hope you will join us in listening to Matthew Good's timely talk about his Digital Scholarship Center project and the increasingly important digital research.

Time and place: Jan. 27, 2021 12:00 PM1:30 PM, Zoom

The pandemic, while still ongoing, has already had a dramatic impact on UiO activity and highlighted issues with implications that are yet to be fully grasped. This panel discussion is an attempt at opening up a UiO-wide conversation that will enable influential voices in the university research environment to share their experience and perspectives on this situation. Specifically, we will focus on: 

  • How does COVID-19 affect early career researchers?

  • What are the institutions doing to mitigate the impact?

  • What are foreseeable difficulties on the implementation of such measures?

Time and place: Dec. 17, 2020 12:30 PM2:00 PM, Zoom!

UiODoc is proud to host a Christmas quiz this 17 December at 12:30 pm. Let’s test and stretch those brain cells for the last time this year and right before the Christmas break (and before the longest year ever ends aka 2020).

Time and place: Nov. 26, 2020 9:00 AM10:00 AM, Zoom!

In this year's November edition of the PhD and Postdoc Breakfast Club, Karoline Moe will give a presentation on how to improve your poster-making skills.🤓

Time and place: Nov. 24, 2020 1:00 PM2:00 PM, Zoom!

As of late October, we are all once again told to work from home as much as practically possible. But how does this affect us, and what can we do about it? 

Time and place: Nov. 4, 2020 1:00 PM2:40 PM, Zoom!

Women Researchers in Informatics (WRI) in collaboration with UiODoc are hosting the webinar Preparation for Academic Jobs after PhD. The webinar will be an informative series of talks providing attending PhDs and PostDocs with the means to prepare themselves for interviews for the next positions within academia and beyond. You will also learn about the evaluation process for postdoc and faculty positions, including the interview phase. The webinar consists of two talks and a panel discussion with space for the participants to ask questions.

Time and place: Oct. 29, 2020 9:00 AM10:00 AM, Zoom!

Pitching - a short persuasive presentation - is an essential skill for both arguing for your research and landing your next job. In this breakfast talk by Alan Louis Belardinelli, we will gain new insights into how to pitch yourself for employers.

Time and place: Oct. 14, 2020 1:00 PMOct. 16, 2020 2:00 PM, Zoom!

October 10 is the World Mental Health Day! In relation to that, UiODoc will host two online events on Zoom in the same week focuing on mental health for PhDs and Postdocs.

First, on October 14, we'll have a talk by the senior adviser Kristine Mollø-Christensen at UiO'S Occupational Health Service. Next up, on October 16, is an interactive event with psychologist Maria Abrahamsen Østhassel, known from her social media accounts @PsyktDeg.