Join Forskerforbundet as a student member! 1 300 students have joined us already.
Join the team – we are stronger together
Forskerforbundet is the union for you if you are aiming to work within research, higher education and/or knowledge transfer both in the public and private sector. As a student member, you don't pay regular membership fees *), but you're still on par with the rest of us. We have a total of more than 23 000 members, of which 1 300 are students.
*) New student members pay a fee of NOK 250 as a lump sum. This fee is valid as long as you are a student.
Who are we?
Forskerforbundet organizes knowledge workers, and our members are a diverse group. We organize employees who work as archaeologists, dieticians, meteorologists, archivists, librarians, professors, research fellows, technical-administrative staff – and many others.
In other words, you don't have to be a researcher in order to join Forskerforbundet – even if our name suggests so.
Reasons to join Forskerforbundet
Membership gives you many benefits:
Invitation to free courses and social events
Build a network at your campus, and learn memory training, stress management, how to deal with exam stress, job search training, and much more.
Free insurance for students
Student members get a free insurance coverage consisting of theft insurance, accident insurance and Identity theft insuranse. In addition, you can buy other insurance coverages at favorable premium. Contact our for more information.
Through Unio's bank agreement with Nordea Direct, students can apply for home mortgage with a favourable interest rate.
Forskerforbundet is a part of the confederation Unio, which gives all members access to Unio's discount deals. Among the discounted products offered is car hire from Avis and sportswear from Stormberg.
Do you have suggestions for new activities or other comments?
Contact our Student Committee:
Chair: Caroline Erviksæter (Volda University College)
Members: Emily MacPherson (, Sunniva Grønnsett (UiT, The Arctic University of Norway), Leif Bjarne Hammer (NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology).