Young Researchers Night – Bergen

The Young Academy of Norway (AYF) and UiBdoc welcomes you to Young Researchers Night in Bergen. Young Researchers Night is networking event for young researchers and is a part of “Forskningsdagene”. The topic of this years “Forskningsdagene” is Peace and Conflict, and the event this year will focus on conflicts in science and how to navigate conflicts both within and outside academia. There will be talks by excellent young researchers and a documentary director will give his insights on how to present controversial topics. Finally, the event will end up in a concert by Dumpster Divas from Voss! Because of covid-19 the mingling part / networking part of the event will be a bit different this year, and we will focus mainly on serving you some interesting talks and entertainment.
Program 19:00 Doors open 19:15 Introduction by UiBdoc and AYF 19:30 Talks on conflicts in science
Mari Myksvoll talks about how to be in the centre of a conflict when researchers advice goes against industry interest Margrete Dyvik Cardona talks about her research on how newspapers describes immigrants and the obstacles you meet when doing research on a controversial topic Robert Lennox talks about his research on animal tracking around the world and conflicts when trying to give advice on conservation. Lasse Gallefoss presents clips from his documentaries covering controversial topics from immigration, climate and drug use.

20:30 Panel discussion on conflicts in science
21:30 Dumpster Divas!
22:00-22:30 Program ends
23:59 Doors closes

The main target group is researchers (including PhD students) from 23 to 45 years, but open to everyone, and we welcome students with an interest in science to come join us. The event is free and will be held at NORCE – Nygårdsporten (Nygårdsgaten 112) in the city centre (close to many of the university buildings at UiB). There will be a bar – and free food for the first who arrives (given that covid-19 regulation allows it). There will only be room for 50 people, so attendants must book a free ticket by using the registration form above.


New Board Members for 2021/2022

Dear all,

during the general meeting today we have elected new board members from different institutes. The names and respective institutes are listed below.

Runa Falk    (Institutt for fremmedspråk)
Ole-Gunnar Nordhus (Det juridiske fakultet)
Paula Miramón-Puértolas (Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology)
Shokrgozar Shayan (Department of Geography)
Henrik Jorem                  (Det juridiske fakultet)
Johanne Kalsaas           (Institutt for fremmedspråk)
Magnus Jørgensen      (Institutt for helse, miljø og likeverd (HEMIL)
Yauhen Yakimenka      (Simula – Information Theory)
Immanuel Reim             (Kjemisk institute)

Best regards

Immanuel Reim

Annual General Meeting

Hey everyone,

We’re calling for the Annual General Meeting of UiBdoc.

The event is postponed to the Fall semester in the hope to have a physical meeting with the traditional Pizza. The current date is Wednesday, 08 September 2021. The meeting will start 15:00. The event will be updated at a later point with the location.

We are pleased to announce that rector Margareth Hagen has agreed to give a small speech during the meeting.

During this meeting we will elect the board for the next year and we welcome all nomination. Please send an email with your nomination to

AGM Agenda:

Speech by Margereth Hagen

Approving of the Board’s annual report

Approving the Board’s annual financial statement

Election of the Board for 2021/2022

Workshop Initiative at UiB

Dear Members,

UiB(HR Department) has started an initiative for career development and workshops. They are interested in your opinion on which workshops and courses they should focus in the beginning and may offer in the future. Therefore, please send us an email with workshops you are interested in. The collect answers we will be put into a poll to determine the need for these workshops.

Example topics for workshop:
– Work in Norway vs Work in Europa
– Time management
– Project management
– Leadership (teaching)

Best regards

New elected board members

With the AGM in August 2020, a nearly new board was elected.

President: Immanuel Reim

Vice-President: Thomas Stevenson

Treasury: Yauhen Yakimenka

Board member: Issam Maarouf

The new board consists out PhD and Postdoc, both employed in Simula and UiB.

See you soon.

Happy 2021

I hope you all had a great start in the next semester and that the look down does not effect your research this year as your got a lot of practice in 2020.

We hope to resume our new social activities soon to welcome our new members and celebrates the end of boring year.

Best regards

UiBdoc board

About UiBdoc

UiBdoc is a non-profit interest organization for PhDs, postdocs and other temporary scientific staff at UiB. If you have such a position you’re automatically a UiBdoc member and  may participate in all of our events 🙂

Our feeling is that UiB academic staff are too isolated from each other. One of the primary ambitions of UiBdoc is to change that by connecting people from across the university. Other ambitions include assisting our members with career development, influencing university policy in favor of our members and connecting any of our members that experience issues with the supporting structure of UiB.

Upcoming events are announced via our Facebook Page and in the Facebook Group for PhDs and postdocs at UiB. You can also be notified by signing up for our email list.

More information.

The UiBdoc Board

Annual General Meeting

We invite all PhDs, postdocs, and other fixed term academics at UiB to attend our Annual General Meeting!

UiBdoc is an interest organization that works to promote the interests of fixed-term academic employees (PhDs, postdocs, etc.) at UiB. For example, we organize professional and social activities, such as shuffleboard and an introductory course in Python programming. We also try to influence university policy in our favor. But most importantly, we try to foster a sense of community at UiB!

The coming meeting is the highest decision-making body of UiBdoc. It will elect a new board for the coming year consisting of existing and new members. We encourage you to come and to perhaps even consider running for a position yourself! We especially encourage those of you that recently moved here to come as this is a great opportunity to meet new people. Feel free to email us at or send us a message on Facebook if you have any questions.

A lot of things has happened this spring that we’re excited to share with you. We’ll be presenting what has happened so far and our plans moving ahead. After the meeting we’ll go have a beer or something similar. Documents that will be presented during the meeting are available at:

The meeting is on the 7th of June 17:00 in Room 400, HF-bygget, Haakon Sheteligs plass 7. There’s also a Facebook event.
We hope to see you there!

// The UiBdoc board

Use your vote!

The University Board elections are ongoing and we encourage you all to vote! The board is the highest ranking decision making body at UiB and most aspects of working as a PhD (or similar position) are in some way influenced by it. We vote for who will represent us temporary academic staff on the board. We strongly encourage you to vote as the elected candidate has a lot of influence. An introduction to each of the candidates is given below.

Enter your UiB username and password and follow the instructions on this link to cast your vote:

More information about the university board and the candidates can be found at:…/election-members-university-board-sprin…

The election closes at April 23rd 12:00 p.m.


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Candidate Erik Hanson

I am:
– a person who poses the critical questions.
– up to date on matters relating both faculties and the university.
– used to think of the university as a whole.
– open for input from colleagues on the entire UiB.

We must:
– ensure that UiB maintain its broad profile.
– facilitate good career paths for PhD candidates and postdocs.
– remind lecturers and supervisors that their position of power can be the basis for harassment and unwanted attention.
– carefully monitor the processes initiated at UiB and by the government on management models.
– make the university democracy real and vibrant.

Rector and the university director are getting too comfortable. Decisions and processes are run too fast and with too little anchoring among students and employees. The most important task for the university board is to monitor and control the rector and to ensure transparent processes. Those who are easiest to run over are the temporary employees in Group B. I will make sure that does not happen.

I need your vote to continue the work for temporary academic staff. Reed more in På Høyden

Candidate Sofie Marhuag

My main motivation for running for the university council, is that I want to work against organizing the university using a business model. I think it especially important that the universities strive to keep a minimum of democratic oversight—to which today’s system contributes—and to advocate for giving elected representatives more influence than today.

The current model is under threat. The conservative and libertarian parties in government (H, FrP & V) have stated in their policy platform that they want to “initiate a feasibility study looking into different organizational structures for higher education, for instance the business model.” Higher education is a place of knowledge and learning and should both benefit and challenge society at large. The university can therefore not make itself dependent on private financial interests and should not be founded on commercial principles. Universities are already dependent on teaching and publication points for funding, and the university’s autonomy in defining research questions may be additionally pressured if the university is assigned a purely client-supplier relationship to the state.

I fear that more of a business mentality in higher education will threaten academic freedom, and in the university council I want to be a clear voice against the business model.

Candidate Anesa Mulabecirovic

I am running for election as a representative for temporary academic staff because I want the voices of our group to be heard, our opnions to be expressed and our concerns to be adressed as a part of UoBs agenda.

As both a PhD-Candidate and a temporary employee for the past five years at UoB and HUH, I have experienced the issues that affect us all and require attention, action, and imminent solutions. I am devoted to assure that the terms of employment are improved and respected for temporary staff. This includes improving the framework for supervision, specifying that compulsory labor is relevant and career promoting, as well as assuring a tidy and fair hiring processes.

Being a representative for group B implies that one represents an inhomogenous group. However, we are a group that has a common ground; we are all temporary employed and make out approximately 25% of the UoB staff. If I am elected, I will be a clear voice and loyal representative to ensure that we have a democtratic UiB that does not discriminate and assures a virtous work place for us that are temporarly staffed and promotes further career possibilities.

If you choose to vote for me, you will vote for a strong voice with a honest heart and a genuine committment to represent all temporary academic staff at UoB.

Pål Antonsen has withdrawn his candidacy.