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.)

Hurry up: register for a seminar on the working culture in Norway

NTNUs International Researcher Support (NIRS) invites the international academics to the seminar/course “Working with Norwegians”.


Date: Tuesday 27 October 2020 at 16:30

Duration approx. 4,5 h.


This will be an online seminar (more information after the deadline)


Limited places. Registration is required, please contact: Iuliana Hussein (iuliana.hussein@ntnu.no). Please specify your name and affiliation with NTNU.

Deadline for registration 23 October 2020. You will receive a confirmation and a link to the meeting after the deadline.


Course description:

Would you ever play chess without knowing the rules? Being in Norway without awareness of the cultural codes is like playing chess without knowing the rules, you might make mistakes.


“Working with Norwegians” is a course that will help you crack the hidden codes of Norwegian workplaces and social life. It explains how Norwegians think and act in different situations, both at the university, in a business setting and at home. It highlights typical scenarios in which cultural differences come to the surface, and you will learn what Norwegians expect from you.


The aim of this training is to make you more confident on how to behave in Norway and to reduce the risk of cultural misunderstandings. Typical feedback from these sessions is that misunderstandings and mistakes made in the past could have been avoided if they had participated earlier.


The course is conducted by Karin Ellis (CEO of Ellis Culture)

Transdisciplinary life sciences – a Digital Life Norway course

The Digital Life Norway Research School is arranging the course Transdisciplinary life sciences – a Digital Life Norway course this fall. This course is for all Phd students and postdoctors who want to learn more about working on transdisciplinary research projects within biotechnology and the life sciences. The course is approved as an official NTNU-course worth 7.5 ECTS. The first plenary meeting takes place in Trondheim late August, then the students will work on their projects before the second plenary meeting in October. You can read more about the course here:https://digitallifenorway.org/no/dlnrs/courses/transdisciplinary-biotechnology