What is HNA:
HNA is funded by UiT – The Arctic University of Norway and organises intensive general courses in which participants use their own data and results as much as possible. The teaching language for all courses is English and all courses are taught at UiT’s Campus in Tromsø.

Why take HNA courses:
HNA courses should not be viewed upon as extra work, but as something that gets you started on and helps you complete your PhD, as well as prepare for life beyond. The obtained skills are transferable and applicable to many aspects of life and give your CV a boost!

Who can participate:
PhD candidates from all faculties at UiT, regardless of scientific background. PhDs outside UiT, Postdocs and others may participate if there are available spaces. See how to register below.

When should I participate:
Some courses are handy early on in your PhD, whereas others are more useful towards the end. Here is a suggestion of when you should participate in which course:

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GEN-8001 Take control of your PhD Journey
GEN-8007 How to communicate your research

Second or third year:
FSK-8002 Scientific writing
BED-8004 Academic entrepreneurship

Third or fourth year:
FSK-8003 Leadership skills
FSK-8005 Funding your research


How do I participate:
Participants who want the ECTS credits need to take the exam and register through Studentweb (PhDs at UiT) or apply in Søknadsweb (PhDs outside UiT). See registration/application deadlines under Courses. Other participants should send an email to the HNA coordinators (hna@uit.no).

If something is unclear:
Send an email to the HNA coordinator, Ireen Vieweg (hna@uit.no).