AGM and Dinner party

The FODOS board would like to invite all PhD students (from Ås and Adamstuen) to the Annual General Meeting on February 1, 2016. On this occasion FODOS will officially merge with the veterinary school's PhD organization DIOV!

The Party
To celebrate the 4724 days of FODOS' existence and the birthday of the new PhD organization we will have a big celebration directly following the AGM. Both will presumably take place in Halvors hybel in Samfunnet, Ås. There will be music, free food from a buffett (with vegetarian options) and the possibility to buy beer and other drinks. To register for the party, please send an e-mail to with the subject "AGM-party" until 22nd January. Please state your name, student/employee number and if you are a vegetarian.

The Merger
Formally, FODOS members have to vote on the merger at the AGM (see here). During the last few weeks DIOV and FODOS board members have worked hard to write a constitution proposal (attached) for the new PhD organization. By voting in favor for the merger, FODOS members are accepting this proposal.

The Agenda
On 1st February we will have a "standard" AGM until the vote about the merger. If the merger is accepted we will hold elections for board and representative positions in the new organization. DIOV is of course invited. After the AGM we will celebrate with a nice dinner and some dancing!

The Name
So far there is no name for NMBU's new PhD organization. A jury of DIOV and FODOS members has choosen their three favorite suggestions from the name contest earlier this year. During January 2016 all PhD candidates can vote for one of them. The winning name and its creator will be announced during the AGM.

The Report
We compiled a report for the year 2015, containing our activities and expenses. The pdf is attached.

The Positions
Basically all positions are up for vote at the AGM. Exceptions apply for PhD representatives in the FU and the SU who are elected for two years.

Available positions:
Head of Academic committee
Head of Social committee
Head of Adamstua committee
SiN representative (incl. deputy)
NOVA representative (incl. deputy)

Some practical information
Our e-mail address ( does not work anymore. If you have questions or feedback please consider to send an e-mail to one of the board members.

Merry Christams and a happy new year!
Your FODOS board

Published 18. December 2015 - 14:27 - Updated 22. January 2016 - 15:07