autumn 2016

BIO-8504 ARCTOS colloquium - 5 stp

Sist endret: 06.04.2017

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics


Tromsø |

Application deadline

Registration deadline for PhD students at UiT - The Arctic University of Norway: September 1st (for autumn semester)/February 1st (for spring semester)

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

Type of course


Admission requirements

PhD students or holders of a Norwegian master´s degree of five years or 3+ 2 years (or equivalent) may be admitted. Valid documentation is a statement from your institution that you are a registered PhD student, or a Master´s Diploma with Diploma Supplement / English translation of the diploma. PhD students are exempt from semester fee.PhD students at UiT register for the course through StudentWeb. The registration for spring semester starts in the middle of December, and for autumn semester in the middle of June.

Other applicants apply for admission through SøknadsWeb. Application code 9303 Contact Ingjerd Gauslaa Nilsen at the BFE-faculty if you have troubles or questions regarding registration to the course.

Course contents

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.

Objective 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
Lectures Autumn 2016
For further information, please contact Paul Wassmann. E-mail:



Wassmann, Paul Friedrich

Telefon: +4777644459
Mobil: 97773451

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