PhD event with McKinsey at NTNU

Would you like to know how the skills you acquire as a PhD are handy in business? How your background from a PhD is relevant as a management consultant?

Thursday March 14th McKinsey invites PhD students and Post-docs from NTNU to get to know us better.
The event will take place from 12:00-13:30 in Fram at NTNU (Gamle Fysikk, Gløshaugen) where lunch will be served and you get a chance to meet some of our consultants.
We will give a brief talk on what skills you gain from a PhD that businesses will appreciate and how your background is relevant for McKinsey.
We will also give an introduction to a current topic in business; circular economy, followed by mingling.

If you are interested in joining our PhD event, please reach out to Nooria Akbar at, sharing your name, the subject of you previously degree, your current PhD program and expected year of graduation by March 11.

Tax seminars at NTNU

Did you know that everyone who receives salary in Norway must receive tax return form by 1st of April and submit it to the Tax Administration before April 30th?
Luckily, NTNU arranges seminars for international researchers about tax and tax return each year. The seminars are arranged by NIRS together with the Tax Authorities in Trondheim and provide unique opportunity for information regarding the topic. We recommend you to bring your tax return form with you to the event.
There are two events offered:
General seminar about tax and tax return on April 4th, no registration needed
Individual tax guidance appointments on April 10th, registration is needed.

Seminar/course: “Working with Norwegians”

NTNUs International Researcher Support (NIRS) invites the international researchers to the seminar/course “Working with Norwegians” on 20th March. Lunch is included. Registration is required before 15th March 2019.
The seminar is very helpful for international employees, we highly recommend you to attend!
Read more about the seminar:

Dual career event for partners/spouses of international researchers

NTNUs International Researcher Support (NIRS) invites the spouses/partners of international researchers to 1 day seminar/course: Applying for a job in Norway & Working with Norwegians. This event is not for NTNU employees.
Date: 21 March 2019 (08:30 – 16:00)
The event is free of charge. Lunch is included.
Registration is required before 15 March 2019. Read more here:

Seminar “Temporary employment at NTNU – tips and tricks of the trade” for IE, NV, IV and MH faculties

Tekna NTNU and DION are organizing three workshops for four faculties on February 26 dealing with aspects of temporary employment at NTNU. You can choose between

  • 09-11 in auditorium H1, in the Main Building on Gløshaugen
  • 12-14 in R8 (in Realfagsbygget) on Gløshaugen
  • 15-17 in R7 (in Realfagsbygget) on Gløshaugen

This workshop is most relevant for PhD candidates, post doctors and other researchers.

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 also 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, also if you are not a member of Tekna.

There are a limited number of seats, so sign up to one of these as soon as possible:

9-11 o’clock (H1):–tips-and-tricks-of-the-trade-ie-faculty-37840/

12-14 o’clock (R8) :–tips-and-tricks-of-the-trade—nv-faculty-37843/

15-17 o’clock (R7):–tips-and-tricks-of-the-trade—iv-faculty-37846/

More about the workshop is available on those links as well.

Contact persons: Rune Sætre, Emilie Willoch Olstad, Nina Helen Aas Røkkum