Annual General Meeting 2016

All UiO PhD candidates, Postdocs, and other interested people are cordially invited to UiODoc’s 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM). After the meeting we will hold a social event with free tapas.

UiODoc has achieved a great deal in the last year! Here are a few aspects we are proud of (more details can be found in the Annual Report).

a) UiODoc have regular meetings of the UiO Management. We have raised important issues for temporary employees at UiO, such as the organization and quality of PhD training, the rather unclear working situation of the post-doctoral researchers, the need for career development support for PhD students and postdocs, etc.;

b) UiODoc's has been part of the efforts to appoint a Research Ombudsman;

c) In collaboration with the career center (Karrieresenteret), UiODoc has been organizing courses each semester for faculty members that represent fix-term employees;

d) UiODoc has organized a number of very successful career development events, with a focus on academic writing, leadership and pedagogical training.

As UiODoc exists to represent you, your opinion and your needs, we welcome your participation and input on all matters to be discussed at the meeting. First and foremost, we are looking for new members to join our board, including a new president. We invite anyone who is interested in leading a dynamic and enterprising board to candidate. Your main responsibility is to represent UiODoc in various contexts, meet with the University leadership, and outline strategies for a good representation of the interests of the fixed-term employees. But you won’t be doing this alone! A dedicated board will assist you in making the work of UiODoc a success! Some of the existing board members are stepping down and everyone is welcome to nominate themselves or others for election. Board members receive a financial compensation for their work and time. Please find the board position names, responsibilities, and tasks here:

In the GA, we will also discuss the UiODoc's statutes and vote on possible modifications. As we try to keep these up-to-date, your input and participation are most valuable.

If you have suggestions for topics to be discussed, please, send us an email ( with points for the agenda within the 5th of May.

Formal agenda:

  1. Agreeing on AGM agenda
    • Registration of participants
    • Election of GM chair
    • Election of GM secretary
    • Approval of the call
    • Approval of the GM agenda
  2. The Annual report 2015 (download)
  3. Activity plans 2016-2017
    • Budget 2016 (Appendix 1, p. 21)
    • Events/courses for PhDs and Postdocs
    • Other suggestions
  4. Elections of leader and new leadership committee
    • President
    • Secretary
    • Public relations officer
  5. Miscellaneous

Once the GM is concluded (roughly 17:30), you are invited to socialize and have some FREE FOOD! The board will organize tapas serving. This is one other reason why registering for the GA is important.

We are looking forward to seeing you on May 10th!

Published Apr. 11, 2016 4:21 PM - Last modified May 3, 2016 2:52 PM