Who are we?

We are an organization that works to represent, support and improve the academic, educational and social experiences of PhD candidates and postdocs at the University of Oslo. Additionally, we contribute to strategies concerning education and research, both at UiO and on a national level.

How do we do it?

UiODoc addresses the needs and opinions of PhD candidates and postdocs by acting as their voice within UiO management. We also provide academic and social networking opportunities for the PhD candidates and postdocs at all faculties by organizing both professional and social events.

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In accordance with the updated UiO guidelines regarding the Coronavirus, we have canceled all upcoming physical events until the end of the semester.
We are currently working on offering exiting, digital events and workshops in the near future.

The Annual General Assembly has been re-scheduled to September (week 37).

We are positive to be able to meet you in person, but will notify you in case the AGM will be held on digital channels. We will inform about the re-scheduling in our regular newsletter and in a separate email to all PhD candidates and PostDocs in May.

The annual report is now online and can be found on our webpage.


No upcoming events


Take away library

The University Library has opened a limited service where you can collect highly needed material from their printed collections. Information about the service and local variations at the various Library branches is published here.

In response to COVID-19, the University of Oslo has adopted regulations regarding work from home:  since the UiO is now closed, PhDs and PostDocs should not stay in the university buildings unless explicitly instructed to do so. Ordinary working hours are still the norm.

In the case of employees with children, each employee must consider whether working at home may be combined with care for children. If needing care for children instead of working, care days must be used ('sick child / sick child'). If the quota has been used up, we will grant welfare leave with salary. For PhD and postdocs who receive absence of 10 days or more in relation to care for children due to closed schools / kindergartens, UiO will grant extensions.

For more info, see:


The University has also adopted new regulations regarding medical certification for approved absence of students from exams. The new regulations will be effective as of today (March 16th) until September 1st 2020.  The study administration is going to establish a reporting system based on web form.

  • To alleviate some of the pressure on the health system, students no longer need a doctor's note if they are sick or in quarantine and cannot make it to an exam but can self-certify their absence  (this rule does not apply to sick leaves for employees , it's only about exams).
  • The usual deadline for notification of absence is prolonged to one week after the date of the respective exam.

The official statement (in Norwegian)

Reopening of the university and course activity in autumn semester.

  • On April 17th, UiO has decided to gradually re-open its premises from April 27th. However, the exact implementation is up to the faculties and departments. Please consult your local coordinator (e.g. head of department) to assess the implementation applicable to you.
  • On April 21st, UiO issued that it is likely that corona measures will stay in place throughout 2020. This will affect how many people can gather in groups. The faculties are therefore asked to plan for digital and online teaching in fall as well.

Extensions for PhD candidates on PostDocs

The university is currently working on new policies regarding the possibilities of extensions for PhD candidates and contract prolongations for PostDocs.

Read the official statement here.

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Welcome package

Welcome to the University of Oslo. 

Here you can find the Welcome Package for new employees. The welcome package is a document full of useful information about living and working in Norway.