PhD programme seminar 2020

This two-day seminar is for PhD candidates enrolled in the MN Faculty's PhD programme throughout 2019. PhD candidates enrolled in 2018 who could not participate in the previous seminar are also welcome.

It will be held at Sundvolden hotel, and all participants are encouraged to spend the night. Transportation and stay are free. 

The seminar will be in English. Remember to bring your own device. 

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Register here

Deadline for registering was January 8, 2020


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08:15     Meet by the bus Physics building, lower Blindern

08:30     Departure from Blindern


10:00 Welcome and Introduction
Ilan Dehli Villanger, Senior Adviser and Coordinator of ForVei (MN)

Announcement of the Photo Contest

Self-awareness and collective reflection with Diversity Icebreaker
Ilan Dehli Villanger, Senior Adviser and Coordinator of ForVei (MN)
Linda Therese Sørensen Westgaard, Adviser, ForVei (MN) 

Group photo. Lunch

17 UN Sustainable Development Goals

Welcome to the University of Oslo. UiO’s climate strategy 
Svein Stølen, Rector (UiO)

MN Faculty's climate strategy  Morten Dæhlen, Dean (MN)

Counting what counts, and the limitations of counting
Erik Nakkerud, PhD candidate, Department of Psychology (UiO)

Energy and greenhouse gas emissions - global and local
Vebjørn Bakken, Director (UiO:Energy)

Panel discussion

Develop a project with the help of experts - From idea to presentation

Project idea (Jørgen Kirksæther, Senior Adviser, MN)
Content and structure (Edina Pozer, Academic Librarian, Science Library)
Design and presentation (Halvor Høen Hval, PhD candidate, Department of Chemistry, Forsker Grand Prix winner)

19:30 Dinner. Mingling




09:00 Career opportunities
Jo Døhl, Faculty Director (MN)

Industrial PhD

Anders Thoresen Sandnes, PhD candidate, Department of Mathematics/Solution Seeker

Alireza Hassani, PhD candidate, Department of Chemistry/Norner Innovation AS

Generic competences and transferable skills
Case discussion in groups with feedback

PhD arrangements at the Faculty and at the UiO
Stian Engen, Senior Adviser (MN)

Cross-cultural communication
Pellegrino Riccardi, edutainer and communication expert


What do you need most for succeeding?
Group discussion with feedback (Linda Therese Sørensen Westgaard and Knut Mørken, Vice Dean, Studies and Education)

Announcement of the winners of the best photos and the best project.

Summary and quick evaluation of the seminar

14:40  Departure for Blindern

Photographer at the PhD programme seminar

There will be a photographer present during the seminar. Pictures and videos from the seminar will be used to promote UiO in social media, webpages and other media channels where UiO is the sender. If you do not want your picture taken at the seminar, please let our photographer know at the beginning of the seminar.




Published Dec. 4, 2019 3:31 PM - Last modified Feb. 17, 2020 1:10 PM