NorDoc PhD Conference and Summer School in Bergen 2022

HBS-DP travel support for doctoral researchers to join the:
NorDoc PhD Conference and Summer School in Bergen 2022
On 17-18 June 2022, the University of Bergen will host the NorDoc PhD Conference, entitled Sustainability in Health.

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This is an invitation targeted to all Health and Biosciences Doctoral Programme (HBS-DP) doctoral researchers at the University of Oulu! Travel support will be available up to six doctoral researchers to participate in the NorDoc PhD conference (17-18 June 2022).

Call period and how to apply: Fill the online form until 31st of March from this link >>>>

Target group: Doctoral students in HBS-DP

Costs covered by HBS-DP: Registration fee (EUR ~112/NOK 1100), travel costs Oulu-Bergen-Oulu (economy), accommodation, local transportation.

Application review and selection criteria: All applications will be reviewed after the call deadline, and the awarded doctoral researchers will receive further instructions about registration and travel arrangements by email before 16th of April. If there are more eligible applicants than can be supported, a fair distribution across different HBS disciplines will be considered as selection criterion.

Further information: Please contact coordinator Mirja Peltola mirja.peltola (at)


NorDoc Summer School 2022

The NorDoc PhD Summit brings together PhD students from the Nordic countries for two days of scientific discussions and networking. In 2022 we invite you to join us in Bergen, Norway. Candidates are encouraged to present posters of their work at the conference.

Sustainability in Health

The climate crisis has led to global societal challenges that impact health. However, when resources are sparse, how can health care and medical science be sustainable to reduce waste and excessive use of resources, while promoting network building and interdisciplinary collaboration, concepts that are needed in the Nordic countries that support the most expensive healthcare systems in the world? What evidence exists that sustainability strategies work in producing lean, efficient healthcare and excellence in medical science?

Health research institutions, through PhD education, are pivotal in producing innovative basic and translational research on health questions that can be rapidly implemented through biotechnologies and artificial intelligence to develop and produce our own personalized medicines. Employing big data-based genome research validated in population registers and biobanks requires efficient data risk management and ethical considerations. This Summit is needed to engage young, next generation scientists to commit their research and innovative ideas to fulfilling the goals of the 2030 sustainable development agenda.

Career Development

The conference includes a hands-on career development workshop on the theme Green guidance and identifying your strengths and resources to be developed specifically for future career. This workshop will empower candidates to work on identifying the personal resources, skills and qualities they must systematically develop to be attractive employees for future careers both within and outside academia. PhD candidates are the next generation stakeholders and green guidance may raise their awareness and competence to make the sustainable choices that enhance their role in society.

Summer School

In the weeks before the summit, the UiB organises the Bergen Summer Research School, a PhD Summer School which seeks to address some of the most pressing global challenges of our time through a series of discipline-specific courses exploring different aspects of global challenges. The Summer School is online, but we strongly suggest that participants at the NorDoc Summit also consider joining this highly relevant Summer School. Separate application and deadlines apply, please see below.

Deadline for registration is April 16, 2022. For full details of the NorDoc PhD conference 2022 see:

Sign up (deadline is 16 April):


About the NorDoc organization:

Health and Biosciences Doctoral Programme (HBS-DP) of the University of Oulu Graduate School is a partner in NorDoc. NorDoc is a Nordic network of doctoral education in health sciences involving several universities and doctoral programs from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The activities of NorDoc aim to initiate, facilitate and intensify collaboration among the Nordic doctoral schools/faculties in all relevant fields for the benefit of Nordic doctoral candidates and their supervisors, in order to support and ensure the highest possible quality in doctoral education in health sciences. Doctoral researchers of the HBS-DP are entitled to participate various training and scientific activities organized by the NorDoc network. More about the network: