You got a PhD – Now What? 22nd of October 2013

The presentations from the event can be found at Tekna’s webpages.

When: October 22 at 08:30-11:30

Where: MH U6.A4

TEKNA and TODOS invites to the seminar “You got a PhD – Now what?” October 22, 9:00 (8:30 breakfast) -11:30 at MH U6.A4 (Auditorium 4 at the Medical Sciences Faculty). Speakers from both within and outside academia will tell about the opportunities, followed by a panel discussion on the challenges scientists meet. To sign up visit Free breakfast will be served from 8:30, so please sign up by October 18 so we know how much food to order.


08.30 Informal breakfast, mingling

09.00 Opening and welcome: Sverre Haug Lindseth, Tekna hovedstyre

09.05 “What do the numbers tell?” Young scientists career paths: Torben Vad, DAMVAV

09.25 “The academic scientist”: Kenneth Ruud Professor, UiT-Norges arktiske universitet

09.40 “The changing role of the scientist”: Alfred Hansen, Aker Solutions

10.05 “How to succeed as an academic scientist?”:Balpreet Ahluwalia, UiT-Norges arktiske universitet

10.20 “Science outside Academia”: Anita Evenset, Akvaplan-niva

10.35 “Science for business and innovation”: Bård Hall, Norinnova

10.50 “University’s strategy for recruitment to science”: Prorektor for forskning og utvikling, Kenneth Ruud, UiT-Norges arktiske universitet

11.05 Panel discussion

  • Work environments, conditions, funding, infrastructure, wages, and temporary positions; where are the challenges?
  • Scientists outside academia.
  • The role of science in society – Building for the future – A smarter future?
  • Do universities have a clear recruitment strategy?
  • Need for/usefulness of specific funding/venues for young scientists?

11.25 Concluding remarks: Sverre Haug Lindseth, Tekna hovedstyre

Chair: Sverre Haug Lindseth, Tekna hovedstyre

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