NTNU Board Election

To voters and prospective candidates,

The NTNU Board election takes place the week before Easter. Local elections at Faculty and Department levels follow in May-June. You must be listed in the register of voters and have at least a 50 % position at NTNU in order to vote at the upcoming elections.

Check that you are correctly listed in the electronic election system valgweb. The register of voters will not be updated after the deadline for complaints 5 March. You find the link to “valgweb” here: https://innsida.ntnu.no/wiki/-/wiki/English/Check+the+register+of+voters

Do you know someone who could do a good job on the Board? Candidates must master Norwegian sufficiently to engage in the deliberations of the Board. You find more information about the NTNU Board elections and nomination of candidates on the website for the NTNU Board Elections. Deadline for candidate proposals: 4 March.

Invitation to visit the Winter park at Hunderfossen

NTNU Gjøvik and DION wants to invite all temporary scientific staff and family to a visit to the Winter park Friday 5th of March.

The Winter Park is described as “An unforgettable winter dream in the Fairy Tale Park for the whole family, with trolls, adventure, snow and ice. We have new spectacular snow and ice art, designed by professional ice artists. There is enjoyable entertainment, horse and sleigh rides, ice cathedral, snow hotel with ice bar, snow slides, mini snowmobiles, ATVs, radio cars and major indoor adventure attractions.”

You can read more about the activities on the Hunderfossen website. https://hunderfossen.no/en/hunderfossen-vinterpark/

Join us for an adventurous and magical visit in the winter wonderland and a drink of warm or cold non-alcohol drink in King Valemons Ice bar!

A bus will take us from campus at 16:30, and return from Hunderfossen ca 20:15 after the fireworks. Please give feedback in the registration for if you want to take the bus or arrange your own transport.

As there are limited of tickets, register as soon as possible and within 26th of February.

Register here.

If you have any questions, please contact anne.kvitle@ntnu.no

Hope to see you at the Winter Park!


Let’s celebrate together the 25th anniversary of DION!

DION has been a close friend of PhD candidates, PostDocs and temporary staff of NTNU for 25 years! Can you believe it? Actually, If DION was a person, it would have just the right age to become a PhD candidate. To celebrate this important number and all our adventures together, we ask you out for a laser tag evening this Saturday, the 27th of February, at 5 p.m., in Bowling 1 Gjøvik.

Registration in advance is required. Please sign up here.

Looking forward to sparking laser fireworks together!


Spring 2021: Workspace for Publishing and Outreach for PhD-candidates at NTNU

This workshop series provides research-based introduction to and practical training in effective communication of own research to important audiences in academic and non-academic contexts (such as journals, user groups, and the general public). The focus is on the communication of own research.

Detailed information

  • seven 3-hour workshops, always on Wednesday mornings
  • dates: March 31; April 7, 14, 21; May 5, 12, 19
  • time: 09:00 – 12:00
  • place: MS Teams (the link will be sent to registered participants)
  • you will work on your own writing projects in the workshops
  • workshop instructor: Hana Gustafsson (ISL, NTNU)

This workshop series also makes it possible to work towards obtaining course credits; more details can be found here. Contact the workshop instructor if you are considering this possibility. Note that you need to check with your Faculty if these course credits will count towards your PhD training.

*NB: This workshop series is dedicated for PhD candidates; it is not open for other NTNU employees.

See more information and sign up for the workshops here. (Link to Læringsportalen.)

Christmas event Gjøvik: Bowl Free Afternoon with DION

Christmas is just around the corner, and it’s time to leave your office desks and enjoy the social atmosphere with your colleagues.
We invite all Gjøvik-based PhDs, Postdocs, temporary scientific employees at NTNU and their family members to join the Happy Hour at Bowling 1 Gjøvik on Friday, the 18th of December at 5 pm.

Please register at: https://tinyurl.com/y4fwdxtr


Let’s strike 2021 in good company!

All necessary Covid precautions will be taken:

  • Teams of max 3 people will be assigned to separate lanes.
  • Please wash and desinfect your hands before entering the bowling place and whenever touching surfaces.
  • Stay at home if you feel sick.
  • Have a good cough and sneeze hygiene.