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 board@uibdoc.no 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: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1shJbviieHZw1e7BFTPLqMeQ9zx8DLvP5

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: https://valg.usit.no/uib/valg/login.do

More information about the university board and the candidates can be found at:


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


L'immagine può contenere: 3 persone, persone che sorridono, occhiali e primo piano

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 http://pahoyden.no/debatt/2018/04/fast-midlertidighet

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.

First social event with UiBdoc!

UiBdoc is arranging its first social event for all PhD candidates, postdocs and other fixed-term employees at UiB.

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We invite you to Bar3 at 19:00 on Wednesday March 21st, to meet and mingle over a few games of shuffle board and pool! (Or just to mingle).

We hope it will provide the perfect opportunity to meet new friends and catch up with old ones.
The UiBdoc (board) will be at Bar3 from 19:00 and we will arrange teams for the games around 19:30, for those of you who wish to join.

See the event on Facebook!

We look forward to seeing you there!!

The Journey Begins

On monday, 05.02.2018 we held the first annual general meeting of UiBdoc, the interest organization for PhDs and postdocs at UiB.

At this meeting we presented and approved the statues of the organization. and elected a board for the coming months!

postWe are happy to present the board members of UiBdoc:

President: Albin Severinson (MatNat)
Vice president: Juliane Tiemann (HF)
Treasurer: Francine Schevenhoven (MatNat)
Board member: Jhon Meyer Muñoz (MatNat)
Board member: Tom Clegg (MatNat)
Board member: Iselin Vildmyren (Med)
Board member: Ronja Hesthammer (Med)
Board member: Anesa Mulabecirovic (Med)

You can reach us at board@uibdoc.no.
Let us know if there is something in particular that is important to you and what kind of events you are interested in.

All upcoming events will be announced here and on our facebook page!