Young researchers- uncertain career

Akademiet has just completed a survey among young researcher’s career choices. Only half of the respondents will recomend an academic career to others. Read more about the study in the Aftenposten opinion piece about the challenging career paths faced by young academics in Norway and about interesting ideas on how things could be changed for the better.


DION birthday party 7th December!

Please join DION’s birthday party!

We are celebrating DION 20th birthday.  In light of that we cordially invite you to DION’s 20th anniversary celebrations. The event will run from 19:00 to 22:00.

Please Save the Date and Time

Date:                            7th December 2016

Birthday event:           19:00-22:00               Open for all PhDs & post-docs with registration

Place:                           Stammen Café and Bar  (Address)


19:00-19:30:                  Mingling

19:30-20:00:                 Welcome! A brief history of DION and our achievements

20:00-20:30:                 On research dissemination by Sofie Snipstad and Katie Aurand, winner and finalist from Forsker Grand Prix 2016

20:30-22:00:                 Coffee, Birthday cake, Drinks and more mingling 

Please fill out the Google form below. Your registration is required in order to participate in the event. So hurry up, first come first served.

Google Form:

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The recipients for DION grants are ready!

DION is very pleased to announce the recipients of our first-ever DION Support Grants for social/academic activities for PhDs and post-docs at NTNU! We received 10 great applications and awarded 2000 NOK to each of the following groups. Congratulations!

• Dimitra Anastasopoulou // Support for new social activities for PhD students at NTNU-Gjøvik
• Ray Pritchard // Meet-and-greet potluck Christmas party for the newly fused Faculty for Architecture and Design
• France Rose Hartline // Critical Gender Salon geared towards PhDs and post-docs in Trondheim
• Aleksandra Lang and Geertje ter Maat // Annual cross-country skiing outing for PhD students, organized by Institutt for geologi og bergteknikk PhD Social Committee
• Eivind Bøe Drejer // PhD Career Day for the Department of Biotechnology

Welcome event for PhD’s & Postdocs

In this light, DION is arranging a welcome event for all new PhDs and post-docs that have joined NTNU in 2016. We cordially invite you to this event along with a free screening of PhD Movie 1.dion-welcome-event-2

The welcome event will run from 18:30 to 19:30 including pizza (registration required). We will then continue with the PhD Movie 1 at 19:30 open for all.

Please fill out the Google form below. Your registration is required in order to participate in the event. Deadline for registration is 15th of October. So hurry up, first come first served.

Please Save the Date and Time

Date:                            20th October 2016
Welcome event:           18:30-19:30             
Open for new PhDs & postdocs with registration
PhD Movie 1:              19:30-onwards         Open for all
Place:                           Realfagbygget        Room R2