COVID-19 Extension Survey Report – an update

In the autumn semester of 2020, DION has collaborated with SiN  and other fellow organizations across Norway and ran a short survey regarding the extraordinary difficulties provoked by COVID-19 that PhDs, Postdocs and temporary staff had to deal with. On this backdrop, the objective was to assess how the universities responded to this situation and in particular, the contract extensions. You can read the findings of the survey here.

DION Grant Application: Spring 2023

All PhD candidates, Postdocs and other temporary scientific employees at any NTNU campuses are welcome to apply for a grant (up to 2000 NOK) to cover expenses related to organizing activities that create opportunities for PhD students and postdocs to network, learn, and enrich their experience. This time we want to encourage events connected to soft/transversal skills (see below for some examples)! Send your application form by 10th February to

You can have access to the application form via the below link:

We need your feedback on the Mental Health and Awareness Month 2022 events!

DION would like to thank you all for attending any of the events during DION’s Mental Health Awareness Month 2022. We hope you enjoyed the experience!

We would highly appreciate your feedback for the event(s) you attended. It would help us to better understand your expectations and forward them to the next board. The survey takes around 3 minutes to complete. Here is the link to the survey:

Everyone who fills out the form by Monday December 19th at 10am will get a chance to win 2 movie tickets!

We hope to see you again soon at future DION events.

Vision Engineering workshop and dinner in Kalvskinnet (Trondheim)

Stop hustling and bustling, press pause and use the darkest time of the year to look at your visions.

You can look at your PhD or postdoc visions but also on your personal life or other visions you might want to explore.

Together we will create a room where we can listen to our innermost voice to realise where we are at and where we want to go and most importantly how we want to walk there.

How will we do that?

We will use different tools to create a clear vision, such as writing, music, meditation and drawing.

At the end of this workshop you will have more clarity, be honest to what matters really to yourself and you will have a beautiful drawing of your visions.

Join our container of curious minds to unfold into the fullness of who you are, and learn how it is all connected towards the path of your vision.

The workshop will last 90 minutes and afterwards we will have a dinner together to reflect on our personal outcomes.

This workshop is organized by Ronja Lappe and Ursula Enzenhofer and sponsored by DION within the Winter Grants 2022.

Sign up here:…/1dQasgFO_WxB7Nt…/viewform…

When: December 7, 19:00 – 21:00

Where: Trondheim City Center – Campus Kalvskinnet Room: Akrinn: U202 // Mazemap Link:

2nd NTNU Internationalization Conference

DION would like to invite you to the 2nd NTNU Internationalization Conference that will take place on 6 and 7 December at Gløshaugen campus. One parallel session will be held at NTNU in Ålesund and plenary sessions will be streamed to employees at NTNU in Gjøvik and NTNU in Ålesund.

The conference is for all NTNU employees, newcomers to international cooperation and experienced internationalists, younger and established researchers, leaders at all levels and administrative employees.

DION is co-organizing the plenary session 6: “International researcher careers – how and why to invest in mobility”

You can expect inspiring stories from internationally mobile researchers and practical advice on how to organize your stays abroad.

When: 7th of December at 10.45-12.15

Where: Natural Science Building or Old Electrical Engineering Building, Gløshaugen

Check out the full program here:

Registration deadline: 28th of November