Seminars by Tekna and DION

Tekna NTNU and DION are happy to announce three seminars for your faculty on October 10th and 11th in Trondheim (info for Ålesund and Gjøvik below) dealing with aspects of temporarily employment at NTNU. This workshop is relevant for both PhD candidates, post doctors and others with a temporary scientific employment.  

The workshop will deal with working at Norwegian universities compared to other sectors, and give tips and tricks on what to expect when temporarily employed at NTNU. 

Both Tekna NTNU and DION will present how we can help you if you ever run into problems or dilemmas during your time here, and what to be aware of as a temporary employee. 

Light refreshments will be served. 

The workshop is open to all temporary employees at the IV, IE and NV, even if you are not a member of Tekna.

There are a limited number of seats, so please sign up as soon as possible here:

10th of October, 16.00 – 19.00, IV Faculty: 

11th of October, 10.00 – 13.00, IE Faculty:

11th of October, 16.00 – 19.00, NV Faculty:

Or use the following QR code:

More info about the seminars is available on the links.

Ålesund: The last workshop (11th of October at 16.00) will be streamed to Ålesund, and you can gather together in the auditorium Åse (opposite the cantina). Light refreshments will be served. A local Tekna and DION representatives will be present there to watch the seminar with you and answer your questions. Please use the sign up form provided above and specify explicitly that you are in Ålesund. 

Gjøvik: The seminar in Gjøvik will be held at the end of November (preliminary date 24th of November). More information will follow!

We hope to see as many of you there as possible, and do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions!

DION Grants Fall 2022

Dear colleagues:

DION is happy to announce a new round of support grants for educational or social activities for our members at NTNU!

All PhD candidates, Postdocs and other temporary scientific employees at any NTNU campuses are eligible 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. Please note that Master degree students are NOT eligible. 

If there are applicants from Trondheim, Gjøvik and Ålesund, it will be prioritized to grant one to each of the three cities. 

DION will give preference to applications which are targeted towards an open audience. Applications for the exclusive benefit of one department or faculty will still be accepted but applications that are accessible for all DION members will be prioritized. 

If interested, you can apply by filling the attached form and sending it to


Be sure to go through the rules in the application form. 

Deadline for submissions is 20th of September 2022.

We are looking forward to your proposals!

The Novartis Career Day (Trondheim)

Dear colleagues,

DION would like to invite all PhD students and postdocs within the field of life science to the Novartis career day!

Novartis, in collaboration with DION, has the pleasure of inviting you to show how they as a global pharmaceutical company work to make a difference to patients. After the presentation there will be something to eat and mingling.

  • Speaker: Kim Stiberg, Phd; Medisinsk Rådgiver
  • When: September 15, 2022; 16:00-18:00
  • Where: Kunnskapssenteret St.Olavs, rom KS11

Here is the event’s agenda:

  • 16:15-16:25: Introduction by DION
  • 16:25-17:00: Breaking into the pharmaceutical industry
  • 17:00-17:15: Q&A
  • 17:15-17:45: Novartis, Reimagining Medicine
  • 17:45-18:00: Q&A
  • 18:00-   Food, refreshments, and mingling
Please use the QR code in the attached poster to sign up for the event! Novartis bedriftspresentasjon studenter 15 september 2022 A4 plakat FINAL

PhD Career Day with Novartis

DION invites PhD-students and Postdocs within life-sciences to the Career Day by Novartis to show how Novartis as a global pharmaceutical company works to make a difference to patients.

When? 15. june 2022; 16:00-18:00
Where?  Kunnskapssenteret St.Olavs, rom KS12

16:15-16:25:      Introduction by DION
16:25-17:00:      Breaking into the pharmaceutical industry
17:00-17:15:      Q&A
17:15-17:45:      Novartis, Reimagining Medicine
17:45-18:00:      Q&A
18:00-            Food, Refreshments and mingling

Please use the QR code in the attached poster to sign up for the event!

Novartis bedriftspresentasjon studenter 15 juni 2022 A4 plakat FINAL.pdf

DION will join the protest organized by Forskerforbundet

When? Monday 13 June at 1200-1300 on the lawn behind the main building at Gløshaugen.

Why? After repeated and dramatic cuts in funding for research infrastructure, construction projects, student grants, projects funded through the Research Council and the continuation of the ABE cuts, Forskerforbundet and the other unions at NTNU believe that enough is enough – research and education need long-term.

We want to spend an hour of the working day to mark this with appeals from, among others, May-Britt Moser, the students and Forskerforbundet. Together we will show that research and education are important for the future of Norway.

We encourage you to stop working and join the event to send a clear signal to the government.