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autumn 2017

BIO-8010 Communicating Science Module 3 – Visualizing your science - 3 ECTS

Sist endret: 19.01.2018

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: September 1st.

Application deadline for other applicants: September 1st.

Type of course

Multy-disciplinary course.

The course is aimed at PhD students and researchers, but is open for others. Master/bachelor students are welcome to apply too, but they will not be able to get credits. If you aim to include the credits from the course in your 30 mandatory PhD ECTS you should discuss it with both your supervisor and your faculty.

Admission requirements

PhD students or holders of a Norwegian master´s degree of five years or 3+ 2 years (or equivalent) may be admitted. PhD students must upload a document from their university stating that there are registered PhD students. This group of applicants does not have to prove English proficiency and are exempt from semester fee.

Holders of a Master´s degree must upload a Master´s Diploma with Diploma Supplement / English translation of the diploma. Applicants from listed countries must document proficiency in English. To find out if this applies to you see the following list:

Proficiency in English must be documented - list of countries


For more information on accepted English proficiency tests and scores, as well as exemptions from the English proficiency tests, please see the following document:

Proficiency in english - PhD level studies


Prerequisites: None, but it is an advantage to have own results to work with.

Maximum 20 participants.

If more than 20 applicants, priority will be given as follows:

  • Participants admitted to the PhD programme at UiT
  • Participants in the Associate Professor programme (Førstelektorprogrammet)
  • PhD candidates from other universities
  • People with a minimum of a Masters degree (or equivalent), who have not been admitted to a PhD programme

The course will be cancelled if less than six participants.

PhD students at UiT register for the course through StudentWeb. The registration for autumn semester starts in the middle of June. Other applicants apply for admission through SøknadsWeb. Application code 9306. Contact Ingjerd Gauslaa Nilsen at BFE Faculty, UiT, if you have troubles or questions regarding registration to the course.  

Course content

We live in a visual world; therefore science communication should be visual too. This course will teach you different ways of visualizing your science. The content of the course will vary from year to year. Course subject and lecturers will be announced at the beginning of the fall semester, at www.highnorthacademy.com.

Objectives of the course

This course aims to introduce the participants to novel ways of communicating and visualizing your science. The participants will learn basic principles, flex their creative muscles and see their research projects in a simplified and new light.

Skills learned:

  • Basic principles of science communication
  • Communicate science in a new way

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

This is an intensive 5-day course, with lectures and workshops.

Prior to course start, the participants must deliver a short abstract based on their research.

Important dates: Course duration: 11 - 14 December 2017

Deadline for pre-work delivery: 27 November 2017

Oral exam: 15 December 2017


Oral and visual presentation of your final product. Evaluation: Pass/Fail.

In order to take the exam, all students need to submit a short abstract based on their research prior to the course (pre-work).

There is no continuation exam. In case of failing, you need to take the course again next year.


Course overlap

BIO-8008 Communicating Science Module 3 – Visualizing your science 1 stp
HEL-8004 General and Scientific Research Communication 1 stp

Recommended reading/syllabus

Will be made available on Fronter.


Lynghammar, Arve

Telefon: +4777646796 arve.lynghammar@uit.no

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Nilsen, Ingjerd Gauslaa

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


PhD students at UiT register for the course through StudentWeb. The registration for autumn semester starts in the middle of June. Other applicants apply for admission through SøknadsWeb. Application code 9306.