Changing the four-year rule to make it easier for scholarship holders to get a job after

Torbjørn Røe IsaksenMinister of Education and Research, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen .Photo regjeringen.no

It will be probably be easier for scholarship holders, including research scholars and fellows, to get jobs at universities and colleges after completing their degrees. The period leading up to the completed degree will henceforth not be considered as a period of service, where the scholarship holder will either have to get a permanent appointment when that period is ended or not be employed there at all.

Today  scholarship holders who have been at a university or university college for four years when they have completed their doctorate are unable to get a short-term employment at the institution, because they have to be appointed permanently.

The parliament has now decided to allow the department  to decide that the doctoral education is not to be considered as a period of service under the Act of the Civil Servants.
– Previously many universities and colleges have had to push promising candidates away, unless they could offer them a permanent appointment . For many scholarship holders  getting a short’term employment right after graduation is attractive. Applying the Act of the Civil Servants to those finishing their doctorate has been an obstacle to that ,  Minister Torbjørn Røe Isaksen says.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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