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Become a member of Forskerforbundet

The Norwegian Association of Researchers (NAR) organises employees and students in research, higher education and dissemination of knowledge. NAR’s main purpose is to increase salaries and improve working conditions for our members.

  • We represent our members in all kinds of salary negotiations; at the national level as well as at the local workplace.
  • Our members can get free legal assistance in matters regarding their salaries or working conditions.
  • NAR’s local branch at your workplace provides a professional and a social network.
  • We offer various courses, conferences and seminars for members, free of charge.
  • Our members are offered competitively priced insurance and banking services.
  • Our members receive the monthly journal Forskerforum for free.

Read more about our membership benefits

NAR organises students and employees in scientific, technical-administrative or other professional positions that normally require a tertiary qualification, and who work in

  • research and development
  • higher education
  • museums and cultural heritage management
  • public administration related to research and higher education

Are you not sure whether you can become a member?

See our guidelines for membership

For 2020, NAR's membership fees are:

  • Ordinary fee: NOK 479 a month (full time employee).
  • Reduced fee: NOK 260 a month (part time employee; 50 % or less).
  • PhD candidate: NOK 260 a month (employed as a research fellow).
  • Student: NOK 250 (lump sum).

Membership fees

Do you want to stand alongside many others in a union which is fighting for better education, wages and working conditions? Are you interested in affordable insurance policies and favorable banking services? Join NAR as a student member! Student members pay a fee of NOK 250 (lump sum).

Student membership

We have reciprocal membership agreements with sister organisations in the Nordic countries, Ireland, Great Britain, Canada and the USA. If you are a member of our sister organisation in one of these countries, you can join NAR for free as a guest member.

Read more about guest membership

If you change your address or your employment, take a leave of absence, or retire, you must inform the NAR Central Office. Log on to your personal membership page: "Min side" to update your membership information. It is also possible to terminate your membership via "Min side".

Log on to "Min side" (in Norwegian only)

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