spring 2016

BIO-8504 ARCTOS colloquium - 5 ECTS

Sist endret: 07.04.2017

The course is provided by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics


Tromsø |

Application deadline

Registration deadline for PhD students at UiT - The Arctic University of Norway: June 10th (for autumn semester)/January 2nd (for spring semester)

Application deadline for external applicants: June 1st (for autumn semester)/December 1st (for spring semester)

Type of course


Admission requirements

PhD students register for the course through StudentWeb: Studentweb
External applicants apply for admission through SøknadsWeb: Søknadsweb

Contact Ingjerd Gauslaa Nilsen at the BFE-faculty if you have troubles or questions regarding registration to the course.

Course content

The student has to be a member of the ARCTOS PhD School to participate to this course. The course lasts for the whole PhD study. The student will have to attend monthly meetings on selected topics throughout the PhD period (ARCTOS colloquium). In addition, the student will have to present the progress of his/her thesis (early, middle and final phase), in front of other students, post-docs and senior scientists. Two senior ARCTOS members act as censors and give feedback on the presentation.

In addition, students have to attend a 4-day meeting once a year (ARCTOS Days), where students gather for two days to discuss scientific and practical issues connected to the functioning of the PhD school. Usually, students organize a half-day workshop on a soft skill topic, such as presentation technique, leadership skills, etc. The other two days all ARCTOS members meet. Students and seniors give presentations, attend a poster session and discuss the functioning of the network, project proposals, etc.

Objectives of the course

To introduce the students to write a thesis and to make research and publications plans. To discuss arctic marine ecological issues based upon the students' PhD plans and theses.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Active participation in seminars, discussions and presentations.


Presentation of PhD thesis (early, middle and final phase). Pass/fail.


Recommended reading/syllabus

Available on request

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Nilsen, Ingjerd Gauslaa

Rådgiver, ph.d.-utdanningen
Telefon: +4777646018 ingjerd.nilsen@uit.no


Wassmann, Paul Friedrich

Telefon: +4777644459
Mobil: 97773451 paul.wassmann@uit.no


Grote, Ulrike

ARCTOS sekretær
Telefon: +4777646825 ulrike.grote@uit.no