TODOS General Assembly

TODOS is an interest organization that works to improve the welfare of all PhD candidates at UiT. We focus on two important aspects of PhD life: academic work and social life/networking among PhDs. Currently we are 6 PhDs on the TODOS board that work to provide help, assistance, guidance and education throughout your PhD journey. We are also here to keep you updated on your rights and obligations as a PhD and to help you to mediate if those rights are impeded. For more information have a look in our latest report (see attachment).


Join us to:

  • vote for three free positions on the board
  • discuss and vote for proposed changes to the TODOS statutes
  • bring up topics and ideas to be addressed by TODOS
  • get involved in the board if you want
  • just have some fun with the free bowling we are offering


Please sign up here or just come around!

If you have questions about our work or if you cannot join personally but are interested in taking part in the general meeting, please contact us!


Your TODOS team

Lena, Eirik, Mikkel, Yannik, Dipesh and Jørn

ToDos Career Event “There is a life after your PhD”, 14th of may 2018

Have you considered what direction your PhD degree can take you after your thesis is defended?

ToDos welcomes you to two talks on Career Development. All PhD-candidates and Post-Doc’s are invited to attend

Assoc. Prof. Annette Bayer not only researches but also supervises Career Development Plans. She will share tips & tricks on how to get started and follow up on career goals.

Professor Kenneth Ruud, prorektor Research & Development, UIT, will share his knowledge of the requirements for future researchers to succeed in a competitive academic world.


You can sign up here, however everyone is welcome to attend spontaneously.

Location: SV- and HUM-bygget: B 1005 Auditorium (1st floor)

TODOS general meeting (AGM) and breakfast seminar

When: Thursday, 14th of December, 9:00 – 11:00

Where: SVHUM E0101


TODOS annual general meeting

The TODOS 2017 board invites all PhDs to our general meeting where we present our annual report and elect the next year’s board. This is an opportunity to become part of the TODOS board, vote for the board, and discuss about topics and ideas to be addressed by TODOS.


Research data management for PhDs: policies, responsibilities and possibilities

In addition, this year’s AGM will be combined with an interesting and relevant seminar about the new rules regarding data management plans. Starting last September, all new projects are now required to have such a plan, so our great library professionals will join and give us a brief introduction to these rules.

And last but not least, you will have a free breakfast with us. So please register here. We will stream both the seminar as well as our general meeting.

If you are interested in joining the next Board, ideally contact us already before the AGM.


Your team of the Doctoral Students at UiT

TODOS Christmas Party / Julebord

OBS! This invitation only applies to campus Tromsø, all other campuses will get separate email invitations.

Christmas is approaching, and we are proud to invite you for the TODOS Christmas party.


The Christmas party is one of our most popular events of the year and a great chance to celebrate Christmas with your fellow PhDs/PostDoc colleagues. Like always, there will be amazing food and drinks, as well as a big surprise that is special this year. And best of all, we pay for everything except your drinks.

The maximum number of participants is limited, so please register here as soon as possible. The deadline for registration is 29.11.2017, 18:00. The participation is on a first come, first served basis, and we will have a waiting list if needed.

Dress code: Cocktail

After Lunch seminar on building research career

If you were starting your PhD today, how would you plan your career?

Advice on how to build your research career in today’s communication and publishing landscape.

When: Friday, the 24th of November, 13:00
Where: Room 4.213 in Teorifagbygget Hus 4, Breivika

Sarah de Rijcke will talk about your options as an academic researcher and your means to reach that goal.

Sarah is associate professor and deputy director at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University. In Leiden, she leads a research group that analyses academic evaluation processes, changing research cultures, knowledge infrastructures, and roles of research in and for society. Sarah is fellow at the TUM-Institute for Advanced Study, and a member of the Young Academy of Europe.

Please register here, so that we have an estimate of how much waffles and coffee we will need.

For all of you who can’t join the seminar in person, we will record and try to stream the seminar with the help of UiT RESULT.

Your team of the Doctoral Students at UiT (TODOS)


Live stream link for our seminar:

An afternoon of information and networking for new PhD students

New PhD students are invited to an afternoon of information and networking Wednesday 25 October 2017 2-4 p.m. in Árdna.

You will get useful information about beeing a PhD student at UiT and have the opportunity to meet other New PhD students from various fields.


Welcome speach by Pro-rector Kenneth Ruud
An introduction to rights, duties at opportunities at a PhD student by Sølvi B. Anderssen, Department of Research and Development
Presentation of research stay abroad as a Fulbright grantee during PhD studies by PhD Hilde Leikny Sommereth
Presentation of High North Academy by coordinator Arve Lynghammar
Presentation of Tromsø Doctoral Students (TODOS)

We serve tapas and there will be time to socialise after the presentations.

Sign up by 23 October 2017.…

Take control of your PhD journey: From (p)reflection to publishing

“Take control of your PhD” is an annual seminar series organized by the the University Library that covers several topics including literature search, open access publishing, EndNote and research data management.

TODOS recommend all PhDs and postdocs to participate. For more information and registration, see:


TODOS barbecue, September 6th from 16:00



****English below****

Kjære PhD-kollegaer og post docs,

Nå er sommeren snart over, og TODOS ønsker å gjerne invitere dere til grillefest!

Det er på tide å møtes etter sommerferie, og være godt i gang til jobb. Så la oss møtes onsdag 6.september fra 16.00 bak BFE fakultetet. TODOS stiller med pølser i brød, burgere, salat og annet godt. Om du har lyst på noe annet, eller har spesielle matbehov, så er der masse plass på grillen så det er bare å ta med! Vann vil bli tilbudt, men andre drikkevarer må man ta med selv.
Frist for påmelding er 5. september 12:00.

Siden dette er utendørs kan det hende vi må flytte litt på datoen med hensyn til været.
Registrer her om du har lyst til å komme.…/1FAIpQLSfApzH9jB3qWqbWUC…/viewform


Dear PhD colleagues and post docs,

Summer is almost over, and TODOS would like to invite you to the first event of the semester, the TODOS barbecue!

It’s time to meet up after the summer holiday, and start the tough working season with an afternoon of fun. So let us meet on Wednesday, behind the BFE faculty. TODOS will provide hot dogs, burgers, salad and some other things. If you want something special feel free to bring it with you, there will be plenty of place in the grill. Water will be available, but any other kind of drinks are on you!

Since it will be an outdoor event, the date could change depending of the weather forecast so stay tuned to possible changes.
Register here if you want to attend.…/1FAIpQLSfApzH9jB3qWqbWUC…/viewform

Deadline for registration is September 5th 12:00.


Your TODOS team

Breakfast seminar 7th of June

How can the library help you with your PhD?

When: Wednesday, the 7th of June, (Breakfast starts at 9:00, seminar at 9:25)
Where: Handelshøyskolen, Room 01.202

The university library offers many services specifically aimed at helping researchers and PhD candidates with their work. They can for example, share their tricks for finding relevant literature which can be very useful to learn early in your PhD.
They can also assist you later in your PhD life with choosing the right journal for your manuscript, writing grant applications or preparing your trail lecture (prøveforelesning) for your PhD defense.

To sum it up the library provides valuable support in all stages of your PhD journey.

We are therefore happy to announce that our first breakfast seminar this year will present different services of the university library. We are sure you will benefit not only from the free waffles and sandwiches but also from getting interesting information about some useful services you may be unaware of. One librarian specialized on the social sciences and humanities and one for the natural sciences will give some overview and examples of their services and answer all the question you may have.

Please register here, so that we have an estimate of how much food we need.…/1FAIpQLScoVsKJt5Klc8v3p…/viewform…

Your TODOS team