Standard agreement for academic collaboration

Standard agreements for academic collaboration with a company or external organization 

Master's theses and project assignmnets can be written in collaboration with a company or organization external to NTNU. To facilitate this process, NTNU has formulated a standard agreement between the student, the student's department, supervisor at NTNU and the company or organization. The agreement covers the rights and responsibilities of all parties, as well as terms of use regarding the results of the project.

Most students can fill out the masters agreement, including collaboration with external parties, online (Sharepoint)

Many companies or organizations will ask you to sign a confidentiality agreement before you can gain access to their trade secrets.

  • Standard template for confidentiality agreements between a student and a company/external organization (odt-document)

 

Checklist for student assignments

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Master's thesis

The master's thesis is an assignment of higher academic level with specialization in a subject relevant to the degree. It marks the end of a five-year course of study. The assignment normally lasts 6-12 months and is finished before summer. The task is usually individual. In addition to subject specialization the student learns methodology, advanced writing and text comprehension. A thesis provides a thorough assessment of a problem, and often implies the collection and analysis of new data.

Bachelor's thesis

The Bachelor’s thesis is an assignment of lower academic level with specialization in a subject relevant to the degree. A bachelor thesis usually lasts up to six months and is part of a three-year bachelor's degree. The task can be solved individually or by a group. The student usually has other subjects while writing the bachelor thesis. In addition to subject specialization the student learns methodology, advanced writing and text comprehension. The thesis has less academic weight as a master's thesis, and is often more practical oriented.

Other assignments / unpaid work

Small student projects, field work, paid and unpaid professional training or other types of unpaid assignments like volunteer work.

Summer work

Summer work is usually full-time work done during the students' summer break (June-August). Many students do their mandatory practice work as summer work. This is paid employment.

Part-time work

Work that can be combined with studies, such as weekend- and evening work. It does not have to be academically relevant.

Full-time work

Work that cannot be combined with studies. Relevant for students who have earned their degree.

Internship / Trainee

Full Time work especially tailored for recently graduated students. usually a program of limited duration that includes job training and supervised learning.

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