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Published: 15/12/2014 | Modified: 09/01/2015, 2:00 pm

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Comments on benefits

Published: 15/12/2014 | Modified: 15/12/2014, 9:20 pm

Health insurance – require residency or voluntary membership in NAV. Many services are co-funded with patient charge. Sickness leave – Require previous work for 4 weeks. Sickness leave is paid from the 1st day of illness. The 16 first days are paid by the employer. NAV pays from the 17th day. Unemployment – Require previous… Read more »

Foreign student

Published: 15/12/2014 | Modified: 15/12/2014, 9:19 pm

Ph.D. candidates admitted to a program are employees and enjoy full coverage. Ph.D. candidates who are not part of a program and come for shorter stays are treated as researchers with own means.

Foreign researcher without contract

Published: 15/12/2014 | Modified: 15/12/2014, 9:18 pm

Shorter stays up to 90 days – EU/EEA citizens need to bring their European Health Insurance card. Third country nationals need comprehensive private insurance from their home country Stays from 3-12 months – EU/EEA citizens have health insurance through the European Health Insurance Card. Third nationals may become voluntary members of NAV, paying contributions, and… Read more »

Foreign employee

Published: 15/12/2014 | Modified: 15/12/2014, 9:18 pm

Employees enjoy full social security coverage No difference between fixed and temporary contracts, but some benefits (ex. unemployment, parental leave, supplementary pension) require vesting periods Researchers within the university and state institute sector enjoy insurance through the Basic Collective Agreement. Researchers employed in other sector may be covered by similar private insurance from their employer

General information

Published: 15/12/2014 | Modified: 15/12/2014, 9:17 pm

Social security is provided by NAV and consist of the health insurance scheme and the pension scheme Membership is based on residency. Need to be resident for min. 12 months. For stays between 3-12 months, one can apply for voluntary membership and pay social security contributions. Residency and/or voluntary membership give access to the health… Read more »

Web page structure

Published: 10/05/2011 | Modified: 06/05/2014, 1:37 pm

The Portal Advisory Group came up with the following page structure: An introduction summing up the information on the page A list of clickable questions that take the reader further down on the page to the answer The text itself, which is discussed by the Portal Advisory Group before being posted online Links within the… Read more »

Working with the EURAXESS portal: the benefits of collaboration

Published: 10/05/2011 | Modified: 06/05/2014, 1:39 pm

In Norway it has proven effective to work jointly with our users and the authorities—the tax administration, the immigration office, the police, the social security and pension fund administration—to develop information, usability and the design for the portal. This approach helps us keep the user perspective in focus and get a chance to discuss specific… Read more »

Language courses: a useful source for information

Published: 09/05/2011 | Modified: 06/05/2014, 1:45 pm

The University of Oslo (UiO) offers Norwegian language courses to international researchers at UiO and accompanying spouses/partners who wish to improve their Norwegian language skills. The courses also serve as a social meeting place for researchers and their spouses or partners and have proven to be helpful in the integration process of international researchers. In… Read more »

Setting up a Local Contact Point

Published: 09/05/2011 | Modified: 06/05/2014, 1:45 pm

The University of Oslo (UiO) has set the overriding strategic goal of strengthening its position as a research university of high international standard. With this aim in mind, it strives to develop a holistic reception system and compete for the best researchers. The purpose of a reception system is to render an international researcher’s integration… Read more »

Mandatory job posting on the EURAXESS portal

Published: 09/05/2011 | Modified: 06/05/2014, 1:45 pm

In 2006, the Norwegian Ministry of Research made job posting on the EURAXESS portal mandatory for all research institutions. This requirement was stated in the budget allocation letters to all state colleges and universities.The requirement appeared to have an immediate effect: shortly thereafter, more than 100 Norwegian organisations signed up on the portal and started… Read more »

A national group mirroring the EU HR-Strategy Group

Published: 09/05/2011 | Modified: 06/05/2014, 1:45 pm

Implementing the Charter and Code has proven to be a slow process in many countries, including Norway. In an attempt to speed it up, the BHO established a national group mirroring the EU HR-Strategy Group during spring 2009, taking advantage of the EURAXESS Services Network. The group’s mandate was to discuss implementation strategies for the… Read more »

Management of a BHO: operating at all levels simultaneously

Published: 09/05/2011 | Modified: 06/05/2014, 1:45 pm

The Norwegian experience in managing EURAXESS shows that operation at all levels simultaneously is a success criterion for engaging the network and solving problems for mobile researchers. In Norway, the context for this operation is the following: The Research Council of Norway (RCN) runs the BHO. It is a government-funded body that also advises the… Read more »


Published: 08/03/2011 | Modified: 17/12/2014, 10:40 am

Contact details of the institution hosting the BHO   Research Council of Norway P.B 2700 St. Hanshaugen, 0131 Oslo Phone: +47 22 03 70 00 Mail: euraxess@rcn.no URL website: www.rcn.no URL EURAXESS: www.euraxess.no Bridgehead Organisation The BHO is placed in the Research Council of Norway (RCN), which is a funding organisation and an advisory body for… Read more »