FME NTRANS PhD & PostDoc gathering 2024

FME NTRANS PhD & PostDoc gathering 2024

Dear PhD & PostDoc Students,

We are excited to invite you to a NTRANS networking event for PhDs and PostDocs at the scenic location in Inderøy, Trøndelag. The event presents a great opportunity to meet fellow researchers, share academic insights, and take a well-deserved break in a beautiful setting. Activities include a mix of presentations and interactive sessions about the challenges and dilemmas in academic life, with the exact program to be announced here on this website.

We're looking forward to getting to know each of you better and to an engaging event!


To secure your spot please sign up at this link!


Any questions please feel free write to:

Maria Lavrutich,+47 904 02146

Joaquin Zenteno Hopp 400 76563


Kind regards on behalf of the organizing team


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Location and arrival

Who: PhDs and PostDocs / researcher

Where: Jegtvolden Fjordhotell, Jektvollvegen 89, 7670 Inderøy

When: 7-8 of May, Lunch to Lunch (exact times to be announced)


Program Tuesday

Tuesday 7th May

09:00 – 11:00


11:00 – 12:00


12:00 – 


Ice breaker: “World views diversity”. 30min

Maria Lavrutich and Joaquin Zenteno Hopp

12:30 – 13:40

Getting to know each other. 40min

Presentation rounds from participants.

13:40 – 13:55

Break 15min

13:55 – 14:30

PhD research at NTRANS: Opportunities and challenges.  35min

Felipe van de Sande Araujo

14:30 – 15:05

Career paths post-PhD or how did I become a professor? 35min

Maria Lavrutich

15:05 – 15:20

Break 15min

15:20 – 16:00

Behind the thesis: Open round discussion on PhD challenges. 40min

  • Work-life balance
  • Maintaining motivation amid setbacks
  • Handling high expectations and pressure
  • Building support networks

16:00 – 


Break and check in 60min

17:00 – 19:00

Social activity



Program Wednesday

Wednesday 8th May

09:00 – 10:30

Future values and visions: Futures Literacy methodology 90min 

Joaquin Zenteno Hopp

10:30 – 10:50

Break 20min

10:50 – 


Final panel: The topics we didn’t have time for. 40min

  • Communication with supervisor
  • Publishing expectations and peer review process
  • How to use or not use AI-powered help

11:30 – 12:00

Last words

12:00 – 13:00


13:00 – 15:00