PhD Supervisor Workshop

18-20 October 2017
Copperhill Mountain Lodge, Åre, Sweden


Speakers include

Anne Lee (Consultant for academic development, developing doctoral supervisors, mentoring, CPD Policy and Practice, academic and strategic leadership)

Roger Strand (Centre for Digital Life Norway; Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities & Centre for Cancer Biomarkers, UiB; European Centre for Governance in Complexity; Department of Biotechnology and Food Science, NTNU)

Kjetil Taskén (Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway NCMM, UiO; Innovation and Industry Involvement, Centre for Digital Life Norway)

Kenneth Hugdahl (Bergen fMRI group & Department for Biological and Medical Psychology, UiB; Norwegian Centre for Mental Disorders Research, UiO)

Boukje Ehlen (Independent consultant on EU funding, proposals, and projects)

Bjarte Reve (CEO Nansen Neuroscience Network)

Marianne Fyhn (Centre for Integrative Neuroplasticity, UiO; DigiBrain, Centre for Digital Life Norway)

Kristian Lensjø (Centre for Integrative Neuroplasticity, UiO)

Target group

The workshop is intended for researchers at postdoc level and above who are working within biotechnology or neuroscience - as this is a collaboration with the Norwegian Research School in Neuroscience. All supervisors are welcome to attend, but in case of overbooking, we will give priority to main supervisors of PhD members. If your student is not yet a member of Digital Life, (s)he can register now via the membership registration.

Practical information

There is no course fee, and the research school will cover the costs of travel, accommodation and meals. There will be organized transportation to the venue from Trondheim Airport Værnes and from Trondheim. Participants are asked to make their own flight arrangements, and we will reimburse the expenses after the event. We hope that our venue will invite all participants to network and share experiences in a charming atmosphere in the Swedish mountains. 


Prior to the workshop we will send a brief questionnaire to the participants’ PhD candidates where we ask them to share their personal experience of the supervision process with us. We will use this material to prepare material to create types of supervisors and will invite you to look at these types in networking exercises during your journey on the bus as well during the workshop.


Contact the coordinator for Digital Life: Liv Eggset Falkenberg
or the coordinator for NRSN: Tanja Dõller

Join the centre

Temporarily closed for applications from researchers and industry. PhD students and postdocs may become members of the research school.

  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • University of  Bergen
  • University of Oslo
  • Norwegian University of Life Sciences
  • Oslo University Hospital
  • Universitety of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway