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Opportunities for career outside academia

The University of Bergen is arranging a PhD day with focus on career opportunities outside the world of academia.

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Join our PhD day to network with colleagues and various companies located in the Bergen region.
Emil Breistein


PhD candidates from all Arqus partner universities are invited to an event 23 June about careers outside academia, held in collaboration with The Norwegian Cognitive Center

We offer a day of insight into industry competence needs and industrial research projects, by cluster coordinators and companies.

Register for the event

The event has a limitation of 30 participants. Register here. The registration deadline is 20 June 2022.

Event presentations

The programme of the day includes presentations from the following industries:Norwegian Cognitive Center
NCE Media
Proptech Innovation
GCE Ocean
NORA Research School
NCE Finance Innovation
NCE Maritime CleanTech
UiB Ferd
SFI MediaFutures

The day is rounded off with a social part with and opportunities for informal talks with presenters over drinks and light serving.

The candidates will meet industry leaders within Media, Energy, Seafood, Ocean Technologies, Fintech, Proptech, health and public sector. We will also meet Media Futures, a prestige center for researched based innovation (industry collaboration), funded by the Norwegian Research Council, situated at MCB. MediaFutures is mainly focused on AI technology, aiming to contribute with commercial and societal innovations within responsible media technology. The UiB career Office, FERD, will give the candidates information about the support systems for career opportunities.

The Norwegian Cognitive Center (NCC) is a consortium for AI innovation, collaboration and competence building, placed at the heart of the Media City Bergen Knowledge cluster, at MCB Media Lab. NCC is backed by 6 industry clusters (National Centres of Expertise), the University of Bergen, the City of Bergen and Helse Bergen.