New employee at NHH

New employee at NHH

Welcome and congratulations with your new position at NHH! Here are important things you need to know before you arrive in Bergen.

Before you start at NHH

  • New in Bergen and Norway

    New in Bergen and Norway

    Historic and picturesque Bergen is Norway's second largest city and “Gateway to the Fjords”. Here you can combine all the perks of an urban lifestyle with an active life outdoors in the city's beautiful and easily accessible surroundings. People from Bergen tend to be very proud of our city. 


    Thanks to the warming effect of the Gulf Stream, Bergen enjoys mild weather compared to the rest of Norway. Although the average temperature in late August /early September is only around 16°C, temperatures can and do still reach up to and beyond 20°C. Late summer is one of the nicest periods of the year to enjoy Bergen`s charm. However, Bergen is wetter than other areas, due to rain clouds regularly being trapped by the surrounding mountains, and visitors are warned to bring their umbrellas and rain jackets.

    Time zone

    Norway is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).


    The official currency in Norway is NOK (Norwegian Kroner). The krone is divided into coins of 1 NOK, 5 NOK, 10 NOK and 20 NOK. Bills are issued in denominations of 50 NOK, 100 NOK, 200 NOK, 500 NOK and 1000 NOK. However, it is most common to pay by credit card and even small cafés and kiosks accept card.


    Restaurants, hotels and taxi drivers include a service fee in their charges. Customers who are satisfied with the service usually tip an extra 5-10%.

    Other sources of information about Bergen: WikipediaVisit BergenBergen Guide and TripAdvisor.

  • Visa and residence permit

    Visa and residence permit

    After successfully applying for a job at NHH, you should apply for a visa and a work or residence permit as soon as possible.

    Permanent residence permit for EU/EEA nationals

    Permanent residence permit for non-EU/EEA citizens

     The Norwegian Directorate for Immigration (UDI) has a comprehensive website that explains the different visa application processes that non-Norwegians have to follow depending on their country of origin, and how to apply for work permit.

    The UDI's Application Portal Norway might also be useful.

    Always check UDI's home page to keep yourself updated with the latest procedures.

    Please note:

    • Applications for visas and permits must include a formal written invitation from your host department at NHH confirming your status as a visiting scholar/short-term employee and specifying the purpose and period of your stay (max. three months; if your stay exceeds three months, you must apply for a residence permit.
    • If you are a European citizen of an EU / EEA / EFTA country, you do not need to apply for a residence permit. However, you have to register. Applications for permits from non-EEA nationals who will work for a Norwegian employer must include the Offer of employment form: We can provide you with an “Offer of employment” form (HR or department). This must be delivered to The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration together with the residence/visa application, and the checklist.
    • If you are bringing family members, it is recommended that all accompanying members, including children, apply for a residence permit at the same time according to the rules on family immigration.
    • The processing of visa and permits may be very time-consuming. The application process must therefore be started well in advance of the planned date of arrival in Norway or, where this is possible, immediately upon arrival in Norway. Be sure to carefully complete the appropriate application form and to submit all required documents. This will enhance a correct and time-efficient processing of your application by the involved authorities.
    • When you arrive in Bergen, you must register in person at the main police station within seven days. If your family is coming with you to Norway, all family members must register together. The main police station is located at Allehelgensgate 6 in the centre of Bergen.
    • An additional checklist needs to be sent together with the residence and work permit application. The checklist must be signed by you.
    • When you have applied for residence and work permit, we kindly ask that you inform the NHH Office of Human Resources immediately.

    Applying for renewal of permits

    • Most permits may be renewed. Applications for renewal of permits must be submitted at least one month prior to the expiration date of the current permit If your application for renewal is granted, you will need to make an appointment with the police If your application for renewal is granted, you will need to make an appointment with the police. For forms and detailed information please consult the following UDI webpages:
  • Accommodation


    NHH has at our disposal five rooms (bedsit, basic standard) at the students’ dorm nearby (Hatleberg Studentby), primarily reserved for international PhD research scholars arriving for the first time. It may however also be rented by others if they are available. If you are interested in renting one of the rooms, please contact the NHH Service Centre.

    You can find other useful information about accommodation at:

    As a foreigner, you should be aware of a number of things when intending to rent private accommodation in Norway. Tips when renting private accommodation:

    Standard forms

  • Moving goods

    Moving goods

    Many people wants to bring their belongings with them when they move to Norway. You should however be aware of the custom regulations when importing household goods when moving to Norway.

    Relocation allowance from NHH is granted to employees who has to move in order to start a permanent or temporary position at NHH. Please note that rules concerning moving goods does not apply for PhD students.

    The allowance may cover travel and subsistence allowance for the employee and immediate dependents. By household content means everything that normally exists in any household, with a maximum volume of 50 cubic meters.

    Moving of special objects like boats, vehicles, pianos and so forth is NOT covered by the relocation compensation.

    In addition, the following conditions apply:

    • For permanent positions, NHH will cover expenses up to NOK 60.000 including insurance.
    • For temporary positions, NHH will cover expenses up to NOK 40.000 including insurance.
    • The employee must collect tenders (price estimates) for the relocation job from at least three registered relocations firms. These are to be delivered along with the relocation bill and all original receipts or, if the employee wishes to apply for an advance, along with the application for an advance. The cheapest offer shall be accepted.
    • A lock-in period of up to a minimum of one year will apply.

    The application for relocation allowance must be sent no later than two months after the relocation is completed to the HR division at NHH.

    Please find further tips regarding moving at the Euraxess homepages.

  • Family


    Being the accompanying spouse is a unique, exciting but also challenging experience. For spouses who wants to work in Bergen, NHH will upon request pay for up to five coaching hours with Manpower.

    Manpower is one of the leading staffing agencies in Norway. NHH has entered into a formal agreement with the company in order to help assisting accompanying spouses in finding job opportunities in Bergen.

    Please contact the NHH Service Centre for further assistance.

    Other sources of information:

Your first Weeks

  • ID Number

    ID Number

    National identification number (Social security number)

    All permanent residents in Norway need a national identification number  (ID-number). All persons requiring an ID-number are required to appear in person at a tax office and present valid proof of identity. If you are moving to Norway, you must appear in person at a tax office and present valid proof of your identity. This also applies to Norwegian nationals who move back to Norway from abroad.

    All family members must appear in person at the tax office if you move to Norway with your family. Please check tax offices for ID validation.

    Service Centre for Foreign Workers in Bergen

    The Service Centre for foreign workers is a joint effort from the Norwegian authorities to facilitate your arrival in Norway as a new employee. They can help you obtaining your ID number and tax deduction card among other things. 

  • Bank account

    Bank account

    Opening a bank account should be one of your top priorities upon arrival in Norway, especially if your stay exceeds six months. Access to a Norwegian bank account will enable you to receive salary payments and handle your finances in a safe and efficient way.

    To open a bank account in Norway you will need a national identity number.

    Bring the following documents to the branch of the bank you wish to open an account:

    • National ID-number
    • Passport
    • Employment contract

    Internet Banking
    Internet banking is the easiest way to transfer money and pay bills and is therefore recommended.

    Debit Card
    Banks offer either an ordinary magnetic-stripe bank account debit card that can be used at any Cashpoint (ATM) or Point of Sale terminal in the country, or you will be offered an international debit card, such as Visa. Any debit card that has your photograph, National ID-number and signature printed on it also serves as an identity card in Norway.

  • Insurance


    The public social security system in Norway is called the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme (folketrygden). To be entitled to benefits, you must be a member of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme. This applies to all benefits from NAV, including health service benefits (treatment by a doctor, psychologist or expenditure on medicines of major importance in long-term use)

    As a general rule all persons resident in Norway are members of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme. If you have legal employment in Norway, you will, as a rule, become a member of the National Insurance scheme from your first working day even if you are not deemed to be resident here. Membership is automatic. As an employee, you pay a national insurance contribution of 7.8 per cent of your gross income. The contribution is included in ordinary tax withdrawal.

    NHHs agreement with Eurocard/MasterCard includes a travel insurance for NHH employees (intern link). Using your NHH credit card when paying for travels will include a travel insurance with no extra charge. It is however strongly advised that you check the coverage of the insurance, since additional private insurance in some cases will give better coverage. This is especially important for longer stays abroad (i.e. sabbatical leave etc.) If you for instance combine your research stay abroad with holiday, only the part of your travel that is related to your work at NHH is covered.

  • Salary and taxes

    Salary and taxes


    In order to start receiving a salary from NHH, you have to forward your bank account details to NHH’s Finance and Accounting Office, and apply for a tax card at The Norwegian Tax Administration (Skatteetaten). Your tax card is valid for one calendar year, and will be renewed each year in December/January.

    Before the monthly salary payment is deposited into your bank account, a tax of approximately 30% (depending on your exact financial situation, etc.) will be deducted. In addition, 2% is deducted for the pension scheme.

    NHH employees receive a net monthly salary on the 12th of each month for 11 months of the year. An amount is held back each month, and paid out as holiday pay in the 12th month (June). The Finance and Accounting Office will give further information about holiday pay around March/April of your first year at NHH.

    NHH will transfer your salary into your bank account each month. Salaries may increase in future years. This will depend on agreements reached between the government and academic labour unions and NHH salary negotiations.


    All foreigners starting to work in Norway must obtain an ID number and tax card before getting paid.

    To be able to receive your salary you will have to forward your bank account details and a tax deduction card to the NHH Finance and Accounting office.

    A tax deduction card is a document showing how much tax your employer must deduct before paying your wages. The amount your employer deducts is called tax withholding or payroll withholding tax. This is a prepayment of the tax that the tax authorities estimate that you will have to pay. The final stipulation of tax is calculated in the year following the income year.

    The application for a tax deduction card for foreign nationals acts as an application for a D-number (if such a number has not been applied for earlier). The number is stated on your tax deduction card. If you already have a Norwegian D-number, you must inform the tax office. If not, they will make a requisition for you. The tax deduction card is valid for one (calendar) year.

    A personal tax return will be sent to your registered address in the spring of the year following the income year. The tax return is to be completed and submitted to the tax authorities by April 30 in the year following the income year. You will receive an End of the Year Certificate (Årsoppgave) from your employer with some basic information on the salary and allowances you have earned in Norway. Please include this information in your tax return. For further assistance, please contact NHH’s Finance and Accounting Office.

  • Driving and parking

    Driving and parking

    Driving rules and regulations

    Separate rules apply for foreign citizens driving in Norway. See here for information about the validity of your licence etc.

    Importing vehicles to Norway may be done pending approval. See also regulations regarding roadworthiness test.

    Car rental

    Cars can be rented from a wide range of car rental companies such as Avis, Sixt, Budget, Hertz and Europcar.

    A car when you need one – Bildelering

    If you want easy access to a car when you need it? Or your household need an extra car once in a while without wanting to invest in a second car? To use Bildeleringen’s cars you must be a member.

    Parking at NHH

    NHH has a parking lot for employees and guests. Access is restricted between 5 AM and 3 PM. Guests who need access during office hours must contact NHH’s Service Centre via an intercom on arrival at the parking lot barrier. There is no parking fee, but you need to register your car and get a sticker from the Service Centre. Electric vehicles can be charged for free, but these spots may only be used for the time it takes to fully charge your car. 

    Parking in Bergen

    Strict parking regulations apply in Bergen city centre. Please follow instructions on the signs to avoid a parking ticket. There are both private and public parking lots. Different rules may apply. Please follow instructions on the signs to avoid a parking ticket. Bergen municipality's parking company

  • Access card

    Access card

    All staff, faculty members, PhD research scholars/PhD candidates and other students receive a access card which allows access to departmental and other NHH work and study areas, use of the library, and entry to NHH after hours (using a corresponding PIN code).

    The access card will normally be issued during the employee’s first working week by the NHH Service Centre. It functions as an access card to buildings, zones and rooms, library card for the NHH library and access card to sports facilities.

    Persons who have other affiliations with NHH may obtain a non-personal access card on loan from the Service Centre.

    For questions regarding access cards, please contact the NHH Service Centre.

  • IT Support

    IT Support

    If you are in need of IT support, please send an email to

    New staff members at NHH are given a standard PC or laptop for work use. Any special hardware or software in addition to the standard PC may be covered by annuum, research project funding or other related funding.

    All IT related equipment including software has to be purchased through NHH, and it remains the property of NHH. It is not possible to purchase items and be reimbursed following the purchase. Further information on regulations for the purchase and use of IT related equipment (“IT-reglement”) can be obtained from the Department’s administration.

    Paraplyen (login) is NHH’s intranet website. It includes internal news and messages, upcoming events, various support related information and other information such as rules and regulations, procedures and application forms (such as for funding etc.). You will also find the Employee Handbook here. Please use the search option for specific information. As to access Paraplyen from outside NHH you will need to login with a username (your NHH email address) and a password (the same password that you use when you login to your user account at NHH).

    NHH network / Wifi

    During the first week at NHH, a username and password will be issued. This enables access to the NHH network from the office areas at NHH. It will also enable access through email accounts away from NHH through NHH Secure Access. The access system offers external access to resources like the m-drive (private folder on the server), common file areas, webmail and the NHH travel and expense reimbursement system. The service also gives access to library databases and more.

    On campus, you can also connect to the wireless network Eduroam.

Your first months

  • Academic year

    Academic year

    The academic year at NHH starts in mid-August and ends in mid-June. Please be aware that Norwegian bank holidays may be different from the bank holidays in your home country.

  • Work location

    Work location

    It is expected that faculty members spend normal working hours at NHH, although you are encouraged to participate at external conferences, and on spending time building your academic networks on a national and international level.

    Any period of leave away from NHH that exceeds three weeks requires the approval of the Head of Department and Rector. Applications for leave should be sent to your Head of Department well in advance of the leave. This does not apply to faculty members who have already been granted sabbatical leave.

  • Health services

    Health services

    The Euraxess webpage will give a good overview over health care in Norway.

    Medical emergency: call 113.

    Outside regular office hours and in cases of emergency, visit the nearest Emergency - Bergen legevakt.

    If your stay in Norway exceeds six months (and thus requires that you notify the National Registry (folkeregister) of your move to Norway) you will automatically be assigned a regular general practitioner (fastlege)by your local social security office (Norwegian) ( However, this may take up to half a year. To speed up the process, you may contact the Fastlege Office  at 800 43 573 once you have received your Norwegian national identity number .

    Tuberculosis Test (mandatory)

    Norwegian law requires that all foreign nationals from countries where there is a high occurrence of tuberculosis, who will be residing in Norway more than three months, must be tested. If you have been offered a position at NHH, you should be examined before starting work. The examination is done at Smittevernkontoret in Bergen. You will receive documentation when you have had your check-up, and the examination is free of charge.

    The following persons are obliged to undergo tuberculosis testing:

    • Persons from countries with high incidence of tuberculosis, who will be staying for more than three months in the country with a residence permit, registration certificate or residence card, as well as refugees and asylum seekers.
    • Persons who have stayed for at least three months in a country with a high incidence of tuberculosis over the last three years who will be admitted or recruited in a position in the health and welfare services, in teacher positions or in other positions related to childcare. The duty also applies to persons undergoing training or hospitalization in such positions.

    Other people who are suspected of being or have been at risk of being infected with tuberculosis.

    Please contact the Service Centre at NHH if you are in need of further assistance.

  • Travels and credit card

    Travels and credit card

    NHH has entered into a service agreement with Berg-Hansen travel agency for all travelling done on behalf of NHH. Please contact the admin staff at your department for further assistance.

    NHH has also entered into an agreement with Eurocard (login). You can use this credit card to book and pay trips and other expenses made on behalf of NHH.

  • Business card

    Business card

    Please contact the admin staff in your department to get help to order your business cards.

    Read more about the NHH brand (login) 

  • Norwegian language courses

    Norwegian language courses

    The Department of Professional and Intercultural Communication offers Norwegian courses for foreign staff and their partners at NHH. 

    The Municipality of Bergen also offer courses in Norwegian both online Norwegian courses and on site at Nygård Skole. For additional information about external Norwegian Courses please contact Nygård Skole. In addition you may find relevant courses at Folkeuniversitetet, which is a nationwide organization that provide courses in more than 300 of the country’s municipalities.

  • Learning Management System

    Learning Management System

    Canvas is NHH's Learning Management System (LMS). Watch the video (login) to learn some tips and tricks that will help you get started as a Canvas user.

  • Canteens at NHH

    Canteens at NHH

    You will find two canteens at NHH; one in the service building (entrance C), and one smaller café in the new wing (entrance A).  Visit the “Sammen” site for this week’s menu.

    Departmental meetings

    Attendance at departmental meetings is encouraged. As well as receiving an update and being able to discuss activities, events and processes for your department, this is your opportunity to contribute to the development and realisation of future goals for the department.

Your first year

  • Teaching


    NHH faculty members normally teach two full courses per academic year; at bachelor, master and/or PhD-level. For each course, faculty members have the responsibility for all pre-course preparation, administration during courses, examination and grading.

    Whereas there is a certain degree of flexibility related to PhD courses, a full bachelor and master is normally 45 contact hours, made of up lectures, visiting speakers, exercises etc. A contact hour is 45 minutes. Some of the contact hours may be used for independent student assignments and problem solving. Class usually runs 2 x 45 minutes, with a 15 minute break in between.

    Your department may provide a Teaching Assistant (TA) for faculty members responsible for large master courses. This role is carried out by the department’s PhD Research Scholars as part of their compulsory workload. The workload in relation to the TA-role is determined by the department, in agreement with the faculty member. Large bachelor courses may also get TA support, provided by master students hired by the department.

    Read more about teaching and teaching support at NHH (login).

  • Seminars and workshops

    Seminars and workshops

    At NHH, the departments invite internal and external national and international guest speakers to present in the department seminar series. We also arrange for our faculty members, including PhD candidates, to meet with the guest speakers while they visit NHH. We give advance notice of when these meetings take place. Faculty members are recommended to attend the seminars at their departments.

    As well as attending department seminars, you are encouraged to attend and present your research at a variety of other regular and less regular seminars and workshops. These occasions will enable you to gain valuable feedback from your peers.

    Faculty members are also encouraged to submit papers for presentation at national and international workshops and conferences.

    Go to NHH Calender

  • Funding and Research Support

    Funding and Research Support

    Most faculty members obtain a certain amount of research budget (annuum) throughout their time of employment at NHH.

    This annuum is made up of publication bonuses, bonuses for having been principal supervisor for PhD candidates and other such activities, as well as grants from research projects. Female faculty members in non-tenured positions will receive a special “qualification annuum”. Also, tenured faculty members can each year receive matching grants through an application to NHH’s “Småforsk”.

    Annuum is individual, but not private. It can be used to cover research-related expenses such as travel, books and publication subscriptions, IT equipment over that which can be covered by the department, representation, etc. The use of annuum follows state regulations, and items purchased from the annuum belong to NHH.

    In addition, NHH funds offer grants to faculty members and PhD research scholars for participation at conferences, normally in instances where they are presenting a paper. The funds might also cover expenses related to stays at research institutions abroad.

    Note the central deadlines for application to NHH funds: 1st February, 1st May, and 1st October. Internal application deadlines may vary between the departments. More information is available from the department’s fund administrator. NHH has more extensive information about research support and external funding on the research webpages. (login)

  • Publication bonus scheme

    Publication bonus scheme

    NHH provides generous incentives for submission of research in selected top journals, through its publication bonus scheme (login). If a publication has more than one author and all authors are employed by NHH, bonuses are distributed evenly amongst them.

    Recipients of NHH bonuses can choose to receive their publication bonus as part of their monthly salary or as research support (“annuum”). Faculty members must have listed NHH as their affiliation in all externally published research to be eligible for the NHH publication bonus scheme.

    In addition, there is a publication bonus for publication in the top finance journals awarded by the Norwegian Finance Initiative (NFI) set up by Norges Bank Investment Management. Please ask the administrative staff at the department for more information about this bonus program.

  • Supervision and mentoring

    Supervision and mentoring

    Each year, NHH admits new PhD research scholars/candidates. Your department allocates each PhD candidate a mentor/principal supervisor within their field of interest prior to, or soon after, their start at NHH.

    If a mentor is appointed initially, a principal supervisor is appointed for the candidate by the end of the first year in the PhD programme (replacing the mentor). The principal supervisor is later joined by one or two other internal or external faculty members to form the supervisory committee for the student.  The principal supervisor will chair this committee. For more information, please see the Regulations for the Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) degree at NHH.

    In addition to this, faculty members are expected to supervise 5-8 master’s theses each year. A master’s thesis is normally written by two students and is equivalent to one full semester of work. Your department allocates supervisors.

  • Working paper series

    Working paper series

    Many of the departments have their own working paper series. All working papers written by faculty members should be approved by the Head or Deputy Head of their department before inclusion in the series.  Paper manuscripts that are ready to be issued should be sent electronically to the department’s administrative team

  • Outreach to society

    Outreach to society

    Through extensive links with various actors in both public and private sectors, skills and knowledge in the fields of management and economics are shared with both the business community and public institutions and organisations.

    Agreements with several major Norwegian businesses provide the opportunity for NHH to develop the knowledge and competence that is needed and desired by both business and society as a whole.

    As well as presenting their research and submitting articles for publication, NHH faculty are expected to market their academic achievements with a link to profile pages under the department pages on the NHH website. This profile page will include areas of research and teaching, articles and publications. Please make sure that the information on your profile page is up to date at all times. 

  • Sabbatical leave

    Sabbatical leave

    Faculty members in permanent positions are entitled to apply for sabbatical leave with full pay in order to carry out research work. You will be able to use this time to further your own research, develop new research projects, as well as establish research partnerships with other schools/universities or organizations nationally and internationally.

    In order to qualify for this leave, you are required to have worked in your position at NHH for six semesters for six months’ leave, and 12 semesters for 12 months’ leave.  Female Associate Professors need to work only half of these periods in order to qualify for the two first years of sabbatical leave.

    A condition for being granted a research leave is also that the applicant has had a normal teaching load in the period after date of commencement/previous research leave.

    It is also required that you have produced a minimum of three publication points for 12 months leave, and 1,5 publication points for six months leave, prior to the application. 

    Faculty members are required to submit a satisfactory plan for the research to be carried out during the sabbatical leave. They are also expected to assist the department in finding arrangements for teaching to be taken over during the period of absence.

    The deadlines for applications for sabbatical leave are 15th Marchand 15th October every year. For both deadlines, the application will apply to sabbatical leave to be taken from the second and/or the third semester after the deadline.

    You are required to deliver a status report to your department following your sabbatical leave.

your employment at NHH

  • Employee benefits

    Employee benefits

    Småbruket is NHH's cabin for employees (login). All employees, permanent or temporary, are entitled to use it.

    NHH employees have the option of exercising at Sammen sport centre at a reduced price if they work at NHH for more than three months in a 50% position (or more). The Lehmkuhlhallen gym is right next to NHH. Information about gyms, prices and services can be found on Sammen´s website.

    At NHH you will have access to free parking at NHHs premises. Please contact the Service Centre to register your vehicle. 

  • Vacation


    All employees at NHH are entitled to 25 days’ vacation each calendar year. Faculty members are asked to plan their vacation for periods that are free from the academic activities for which they are responsible or involved in.

    Please refer to the Employee Handbook for rights and obligations regarding vacation (login).

  • Employee regulations

    Employee regulations

    NHH general employee regulations state that a full faculty position at NHH normally consists of 40% teaching and supervising, 40% research, and 20% administration. For temporary positions such as Assistant Professor, these percentages may vary.

    As a faculty member at NHH, you are encouraged to actively participate in the international research community and present your research at conferences and invited faculty seminars at other institutions.

    You are further expected to communicate and represent your research through internal and external media channels, and to the wider community. Faculty members are also required to conduct themselves as good citizens of their department and NHH, by being present at NHH and positively contributing to the research environment and overall community within their department and at NHH.

    Faculty members must follow the general employee regulations that apply to all NHH employees. The regulations can be found in the Employee Handbook (login), when logged in via the secure NHH server.

  • Health, safety and environment

    Health, safety and environment

    NHH’s HSE objectives were adopted by the working environment committee (AMU) on 18.12.2014.

    NHH shall be characterised by:

    • A good working environment with positive collegial collaboration, characterised by job satisfaction and effective communication. NHH shall have highly-qualified and motivated employees within all parts of the organisation and shall promote diversity and equal opportunities.
    • Actively working to reduce and stabilise sickness absences at a low level and create a health-promoting workplace.
    • Being environmentally aware and actively working to protect the external environment.

    Familiarize yourself with the general guidelines, common tools and procedures that will provide everyone working at NHH with a safe, sound working environment (login).

  • External work

    External work

    NHH is positive towards employees being active and sharing their knowledge and skills for the benefit of society, also outside of their main position at NHH. NHH regulations apply to paid and unpaid work carried out in addition to regular positions at NHH. You are, for example, allowed to work as an Adjunct Professor (20% position) at another academic institution, provided that you make up hours for any lost work time at NHH.

    NHH encourages transparency in relation to external assignments. Faculty members are required to consider whether the external work in question can be carried out in accordance with NHH’s interests. In cases of doubt, the situation should be discussed with the Head of Department.

    Employees are also obligated to report work performed and offices held in addition to their position at NHH

  • Absence


    You should notify the Administration Manager at the department by telephone in case of illness, or other situations that prevent you from carrying out regular work at the department.

    For illness up to eight (8) consecutive days, you will be required to fill out a notification of sickness (“egenmelding”) on Agresso Web. The administrative staff at your department can assist you in doing this.

    For periods of illness lasting longer than eight (8) consecutive days, you will be required to obtain a sick note from your doctor/general practitioner. Contact the Office of Human Resources or the Service Centre if you have not been allocated a doctor/general practitioner.

    Contact the Administration Manager at your department for further assistance in relation to periods of sickness, or if you need to take leave of absence in cases of more serious/prolonged illness.

  • Pension scheme

    Pension scheme

    Employees at NHH are members of The Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (SPK). SPK also provide insurance and housing loans. Contribution to the monthly premium to SPK is 2% of gross salary.

    Read more about public occupational pensions at SPK's website.