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PhD candidate? Join today, get a free thermal mug

Are you a PhD candidate? Join Forskerforbundet – the Norwegian Association of Researchers (NAR) and receive a free thermal mug. More than 1 500 PhD candidates are already organised in our union.

Why Organize?

We talked with Bernardo Santos, PhD candidate at OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University, about why he thinks it's smart for PhD candidates to join a union. Watch the video here

More than 1 500 PhD candidates are already organised in our union, and we have a special policy document for PhD candidates.

We work to achieve competitive salaries and working conditions for PhD candidates, a research training of high international quality, better career planning and more tenured positions as professors and associate professors.

Other benefits for NAR members:

  • Assistance from NAR in any questions you might have about your rights as an employee, your salary level or your working conditions.
  • The monthly journal Forskerforum for free.
  • Assistance when negotiating your terms and pay level upon employment.
  • Assistance from NAR’s local branch in the local pay negotiations and other issues relating to your employment.
  • Special offers on a range of products through the confederation Unio.
  • We host a two day seminar for PhD candidates every year, as well as other interesting courses and seminars.

The monthly fee (2020) for PhD candidates is NOK 260 for membership plus NOK 158 for the insurance plan.

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