Forskerforum

august 2021

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Hvor stor rolle spiller forskning og høyere utdanning når du stemmer?

Trengs det en tillitsreform innen forskning og høyere utdanning? Les Forskerforums reportasje her. Jonas Stein, førsteamanuensis i statsvitenskap ved UiT – Norges arktiske universitet og tidligere lokalpolitiker for Venstre. – Høyere utdanning og forskning spiller nok ikke en like viktig rolle som mange i sektoren skulle ønske at den gjorde. Det er både fordi det […]

Farvel til new public management?

De rødgrønne lover mindre konkurranse og rapportering for universitetsansatte hvis de vinner valget. Men kan tillit erstatte telling?

Store lønnsforskjeller mellom professorer. Fagforeningene er uenige om det er greit.

– Du trenger ikke fagforeninger hvis markedet skal få bestemme, sier NTLs nestleder Ellen Dalen. – Ikke vår policy at alle skal tjene likt, svarer Forskerforbundets Steinar Vagstad.

Investigating academic freedom

‘I worry that today’s public discourse is deterring young people, researchers and influencers from participating in the democratic debate’, remarks Minister of Research and Higher Education Henrik Asheim (Conservative Party). The Government has appointed a committee to examine how to protect employees’ academic freedom of expression. Researcher and lawyer Anine Kierulf will chair the committee. […]

Researchers lean left

‘The most exciting aspect of this election is the increasing fragmentation of Norwegian politics, as voters shift their allegiances to the small parties’, comments election researcher Johannes Bergh (pictured). According to Bergh, researchers favour parties on the left or green side and are less likely to support centrist or conservative parties. He thinks part of […]

Norway’s best paid professor earns MNOK 1.7/year, compared with NOK 637 900 at the low end

The wage scale was flat until 1991, when local negotiations led to deregulation.Wages have become increasingly individualised ever since. According to the Norwegian Civil Service Union (NTL), local negotiations have become a reward system. Those whose expertise is attractive to the private sector now command high salaries from academia, while those in the humanities, arts, […]

The monograph fights a losing battle. Only one PhD candidate wrote a monograph. Why?

According to Laura Maria Führer, the PhD programme she attended encourages the publication of articles. Just before summer, she submitted her doctoral thesis as a monograph, i.e., it was structured like a book, with inter-dependent chapters. The alternative is to write one’s thesis as journal articles that will hopefully be published on an ongoing basis, […]

Språk: Har universitetet vorte «skulen» og førelesaren «lærar»?

Heiter det «lærar», «undervisar» eller «førelesar» på universitetet?

Økende smitte blant studenter i Trondheim og Bergen

De tre siste dagene har Trondheim kommune registrert over 100 nye smittetilfeller daglig. I Bergen er det registrert 71 nye tilfeller det siste døgnet.

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