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



Apply for DION grants!

The DION board has decided to announce support grants for educational and social PhD and post-doc activities at NTNU. We invite faculty- or institute-level representatives, organizations at NTNU, and individuals to apply for a grant (up to 2000 NOK) to cover expenses related to organizing activities that create opportunities for PhD students and post-docs to network, learn, and enrich their experience at NTNU.

Deadline for submissions is 20. October 2016.
Applications will be evaluated by DION board members.
A total of 10 000 NOK is offered this round.
Funding should be used during the 2016-2017 academic year.

If you have questions, please contact the DION board at

You will find the application form here.


New DION board elected for 2016/2017

The DION Annual General Meeting was held on 10.05.2016 at Studentersamfundet in Trondheim. ~80 PhD candidates and Postdocs participated, and both the annual report of 2015/16 and the financial statement of 2015 were approved. We would like to thank all participants for a great meeting with a high level of interaction, and we would also like to thank our presenters at the meeting: Nina E. Sindre (NTNU), Morten L. Dahlback ( NTNU HF), Marius Korsnes (NTNU HF), Poonam Rishal (NTNU DMF) and Joost Raeymaekers (NTNU NT).

Eight out of thirteen great candidates were selected by vote to represent PhDs and Postdocs at NTNU for the next twelve months. The 2016-2017 DION board is:

Lina Ingeborgrud (HF) – President
Mathias Arbo (IME)
Enrico Riccardi (NT)
Sam A. Kasimba (SVT)
Tu Ying (IVT)
Alexander Busch (IVT)
Hammad Majeed (NT)
Kam Sripada (DMF)

New and previous DION board members 2015/2016/2017. From left to right: Øyvind, Alex, Kine (administrative support), Vegard, Saud, Mathias, Kam, Sam, Tu, Hammad and Shareq. Lina, Enrico and Elli are not present in the picture.