High North Academy arranges courses in transferable skills at UiT The Arctic University of Norway in the fields of Science Communication and Career development. Courses include Scientific writing (3 ECTS), Visualizing your science (3 ECTS), Coping with media (1 ECTS), Leadership skills (3 ECTS), Academic entrepreneurship (5 ECTS) and Funding your research (3 ECTS). Course desription and dates are found here.
The Department of Chemistry advises PhD students to take part in these courses. At this moment, the faculty of Science and Technology does not allow these courses to be part of the 30 ECTS educational component of the PhD program.
The PhD school at the Department of Chemistry has no planned courses in transferable skills at the moment, but might offer those at a later point. Not more than three activities per year will be compulsory to attend for PhD fellows at the Department of Chemistry.