Society of Doctoral Candidates at NMBU (SoDoC) is a free and nonpolitical interest organization for PhD candidates receiving doctoral education, and for postdocs at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.


SoDoC was established on 1 February 2016 when the Phd student organizations at Campus Ås, FODOS (founded 26 Feb 2003), and at Campus Adamstua, DIOV, merged.

The purpose of SoDoC is to secure the interests of PhD candidates as well as postdoctoral researchers at NMBU. The organization handles issues of common interest these groups.

The Society primarily focuses on: 

  • Study conditions and professional interests 
  • Economic interests 
  • Social benefits 
  • Rights and duties at the University 
  • Research ethics and issues 
  • Regarding science and society 
  • Social events for improved contact

All registered PhD candidates and postdocs at NMBU may become members of SoDoC. Members are free to join relevant trade unions and promote doctoral issues through these forums as well.

You can get in touch with us by sending us an e-mail or by joining our Facebook group or attending one of our social events or board meetings.

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Published 28. January 2015 - 9:44 - Updated 13. May 2020 - 11:35