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Young Researchers’ Night

Welcome to Young Researcher’s Night

Vi ønsker velkommen til Yngre forskeres forskernatt i Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim og Bø i Telemark. Få tips og råd om arbeidslivet i akademia, og hør representanter fra AYF ta forskningsformidlig til nye høyder. Arrangementene foregår på engelsk, og vi håper å se både norsktalende og ikke-norsktalende yngre forskere. Velkommen til forskernatt 27. september!

Let’s be serious and have some fun! We are happy to announce that we will be hosting our yearly Young Researcher’s Night in Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and Bø i Telemark. Come hear the dos and don’ts of being an international researcher in Norway, and watch representatives from AYF exit their comfort zones to communicate science in new and unexpected ways.

As an English language event, we especially welcome newly arrived and established international young scholars. Welcome to Young Researchers’ Night!

View the full program on the individual facebook event pages:

Oslo  Bergen  Trondheim  Bø i Telemark


Young Researcher’s Night Oslo

Akademiet for yngre forskere ønsker velkommen til Yngre forskeres forskernatt! Før DJ’en snurrer plater, byr vi på slam-poetry, fingermat, en panelsamtale om internasjonal mobilitet i akademia, og et talkshow hvor forskningsformidling tar uante høyder. Arrangementet foregår på engelsk, og vi håper å se både norsktalende og ikke-norsktalende yngre forskere på Litteraturhuset 27. september!


19.00 Opening by slam poet Jeaninne Masika Lukusa

19.15 Panel discussion: The Young International Researcher – Balancing Mobility and Academic Job Security

Topics for discussion includes the transition between mobility and academic job security, and strategies for institutions and individuals to consider.

Participants include
o Senior Advisor John Baarli, EURAXESS coordinator, Norwegian Research Council
o Professor Mariel Aguilar-Støen, Forum for International Researchers
o Researcher Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, University of Oslo.
o Ghazaleh Amini, International Staff Mobility Office,
o Katerini Storeng, leader of The young academy of Norway (moderator)

20.00 Finger food and drinks

20.30 Talk show: Late Night Science Communication.

Three members from the Young Academy of Norway share stories of culture crash and eureka moments, and explore new and unexpected ways to communicate their research.

o Sofie A. Høgestøl (international criminal justice),
o Marte Blikstad-Balas (education and learning)
o Helene Knævelsrud (cancer research).
o Host: Åsmund H. Eikenes (science communication)

21.30 DJ Øyvind Rones invites even the most introverted scientist onto the dance floor.


Young Researcher’s Night Bergen

As part of Forskningsdagene in Bergen the Norwegian Academy for young researchers (AYF) together with UiBdoc and Academia Europaea are hosting a networking event for young researchers in Bergen, with focus on outreach and career development.

There will be talks on research in film and documentaries, the importance of science communication, and the path to a successful career in science — with time for mingling and networking in between. The invited speakers will be announced closer to the event.

As an English language event, we especially welcome newly arrived and established international young scholars.

Join us for this excellent opportunity to meet like-minded people and expand your network. Food and drink will be served – and the bar in Litteraturhuset will be open. The main target group is researchers from 25 to 45 years, but the event is free and open to everyone.

Space is limited and there are no more slots available.

The event is hosted by:
– Akademiet for yngre forskere
– Uibdoc
– Academia Europaea

The schedule is as follows:

19h Doors open – welcome drink and finger food
19h15 Program starts
19h35 Session 1: Career development
w/Eivind Valen & Ranghild Valen
20h00 Q/A with the speakers
20h40 Networking!
21h00 Session 2: Outreach
w/Håkon Tveit and Gyri Teien Haugland
21h25 Q/A with the speakers
21h45 Networking!
22h05 Closing remarks
Until 23h Open networking


Young Researcher’s Night Trondheim

The Young Academy of Norway (Akademiet for yngre forskere) welcomes you to the second edition of the Young Scientists’ Researcher’s Night 2019 at Rockheim. Mingle with other young researchers in Trondheim and enjoy music, science and good talks! Free drinks to the first who arrives.

The main target group is researchers from 25 to 45 years but the event is open to everyone. Free entrance!

The main theme for this year is “environment”. Through a series of exciting talks and performances, we travel through different environments: from the global big picture all the way down to the local and everyday life environment. More concretely, the journey takes us from the global environmental crisis, through what is happening at more local and city context to different topics affecting our everyday life environment as young researchers.

Talks and conversations are mixed with performances and music, and the bar will be open all night.Bring your colleagues and join us!


19:30: Doors open

20:00: Welcome by the Young Academy of Norway


«Seismerssion – noise pollution in the oceans». Presenters: master students Jørgen Nygard Varpe, Sepehr Haighi and Karolina Jawad at the Master of Music, Communication and Technology, NTNU/University of Oslo.

«Playing in the Manner of Ricardo Viñes». Presenter: Håkon Magnar Skogstad, Department of Music, NTNU

«The Cemetary by the Sea». Composer Lene Grenager on symphonic poems and sonic environments. Musical performance by Lemur


Conversation between Ingeborg Palm Helland, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)/Young Academy of Norway and Hedwig Thiery Aresvik, Trondheim Natur og Ungdom/Trondheim Nature and Youth


«Co-constructing Trondheim Futures». Presentation by Ida Nilstad Pettersen, Department of Design, NTNU.


«Campus development – it is about the journey, not the destination!». Sure, campus development is about physical space, but it is also about SO MUCH MORE… Presentation by Savis Gohari, Department of Architecture and Planning, NTNU.

«Generosity in the academy». Presentation by Hilde Refstie, Department of Geography, NTNU and Co-initiator New University Norway and Protest Pub

22:45: Music by the band Peer Reviews (Ingvild Kvale Sørenssen and Ane Møller Gabrielsen)

23:10 – 01:00: DJ & mingling


Young Researcher’s Night Bø I Telemark

Welcome to Young researcher’s night – a place for scientific input and social networking for students and researchers.

Two short lectures:
– Surviving a PhD in Norway, a foreigners perspective.
By Dr. Priyank Sharad Nimje
– If it can go wrong, it will go wrong – and at the worst possible
moment – my CV of failures.
By Professor Andrew Jenkins

Then Quiz, music, socializing, network building and maybe some dancing?

This arrangement is part of «Forskningsdagene 2019» . You find more information here: