The function of the academic committee is to organize academic events for PhD and Postdoc students at NMBU. This includes larger events with invited speakers on topics relevant to your academic career, but also smaller and informal gatherings among the PhD students.
The key tasks of the secretary include; writing minutes at the meetings, editing annual report, and keeping these documents for future references. The Secretary is also tasked with learning the constitution and bylaws of SoDoC, and ensuring that all activities of SoDoC (especially the AGM) comply with its decisions, rules and regulations.
The committee for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion seeks to initiate and inspire progress within equality and diversity for employees and students at NMBU. The committee wishes to contribute to a university environment for all regardless of gender, ethnicity, national origin, language, views on life, political views, sexual orientation, and functional ability.
Specific issues of the committee are how to improve the gender balance at the higher academic ranks (such as professorship), how to balance the priorities of language learning with communication in the work place, and encourage an inclusive environment, where we as individuals can grow by gaining awareness of issues.
The Ethics committee provide advice on ethics issues at NMBU, while considering the long-term implications of ethical stands. The specifics of the issues are confidential. What might be said in general, is that some issues may be mitigated by maintaining a good quality of communication throughout processes and resolving issues locally, however some issues require further consideration.
Representatives for the Nordic Forestry, Veterinary and Agricultural University Network – NOVA
NOVA is a university cooperation aimed at supporting the understanding of major global challenges in a Nordic context. Together we provide high quality PhD-level courses in subjects related to agricultural, forestry and veterinary sciences, and support PhD- and post-graduate veterinarian specialisation students and NOVA’s scientists in building international scientific networks.