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Høst 2016

BIO-8019 The story and impact of Arctic marine science - 2 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics

Type of course

Intensive course. Lectures and interactive work on specified topics. Group work with student presentations.

The course is aimed at PhD and post doc students in an interdisciplinary field, but with interest in Arctic marine science.

Course contents

Intensive course for PhD students and post docs with interest in Arctic science and how science really works. What is a modern scientist? What drives new discoveries, and how is our perspectives formed? How interdependent is the link between science and society? What do we do with our knowledge? How can we communicate our science?

The course aims at giving the participant knowledge on own science traditions, including the expected and experienced role as a scientist. By using a wide range of highly profiled lecturers looking at science, scientists and the Arctic from different perspectives, the course will provide insight on how to identify conditions for progress in science, and to improve skills in communicating science. Skills and perspectives along these lines are considered essential to modern scientists. The course is a multidisciplinary toolbox for PhD/Post docs with a fascination for the Arctic and an interest to learn about how to navigate in a complex field of science.

Application deadline

Registration deadline for PhD students at UiT - The Arctic University of Norway: August 1st

Application deadline for other applicants: June 1st

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.

Maximum 25 participants.

If more than 25 applicants, priority will be given as follows:
1. Participants admitted to the PhD programme at UiT
2. Participants in the Associate Professor programme (¿Førstelektorprogrammet¿)
3. PhD candidates from other universities
4. People with a minimum of a Master´s degree (or equivalent), who have not been admitted to a PhD programme

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.

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

Objective of the course

After this course, the student should be able to:

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures and seminars. Intensive course 3 days, 21 - 23 September.


Grade: pass/fail. There will not be arranged a re-sit exam.

Recommended reading/syllabus

Will be communicated to students ahead of the course.
Lectures Autumn 2016
First attendance: To be announced.