New at NTNU
An overview for new employees
Welcome as a new employee.
Your first day
Activate user account
Make sure to activate your user account as soon as possible. This grants you access to NTNU's IT systems.
Employee card (ID-card)
NTNU uses Skype for Business as landline for most employees.
PC and software
E-mail and calendar
Have you been assigned a mentor? This is NTNU's Mentor programme.
- Regular: 8 - 15.45
- Summer: 8 - 15.00 (1 May - 31 August)
Your first week
Innsida is NTNUs intranet. Learn how to use Innsida.
When you log in to Innsida, you will have access to all NTNU's systems that use login with Feide.
Update your profile page
Keep "My profile" updated. Check that the contact information is correct and write about your responsibility and tasks. Upload a representative picture of yourself. Edit your profile page.
HR-portalen is NTNUs payroll system. You use HR-portalen to submit information on absence from work, holiday and travel expences. Please check that your contact and personal information in HR-portalen is correct.
Your first month
Ethics at NTNU
Rector meets new employees
Once a year, there is held a meeting between rector and new employees at NTNU. Information and registration to the meeting.
NTNU has general purchasing agreements for the purchase of goods and services. How to order
Benefits and discounts to employees; competence development, economic and other advantages.
During your trial period
New employees at NTNU ordinarily have a six months probationary period.
The unions found at NTNU safeguard your interests and ensure that you have the right to participate in decision making in the workplace.
The Safety representatives at NTNU’s job is to look after employee interests related to working.environment issues. All areas are obliged to have a safety representative.
What are the normal office working hours?
The normal workday extends from 08.00 to 15.45 from 1 September to the end of April, and shifts to 08.00 to 15.00 from 1 May to the end of August. Some departments or groups have "core work hours", during which you as an employee are expected to be at the office, at your desk. Check with the personnel division in your department to see what the policy is on work hours.
When do I get paid?
NTNU deposits your pay in your Norwegian bank account on the 12th of each month. If the 12th falls on a weekend, your pay will be deposited on the Friday before the weekend. Note that your June pay will also include 25 days of holiday pay.
What do I do if sickness occures?
In order to be entitled to self- certified sick leave, you must have been an employee at NTNU for over 2 months. In cases of becoming ill before 2 months of employment, a doctor- certified sick leave is required
If you get sick – or if you have to stay at home with a sick child – you need to tell your immediate supervisor as soon as possible. As soon as you return to the office, you should register your sick leave in the HR-portal.
How do I book a meeting room?
You can use the calendar on your PC or mobile device to book a meeting room and invite colleagues to your meeting.
What is the English translation of ---- ?
NTNU subscribes to Ordnett, an online dictionary that helps you translate from and to Norwegian from many different languages including English. You can access this from your PC at work, or via VPN at home. Other tools can be found at Stewart Clark's English Matters website. Some people bookmark Academic titles in translation.
Who is my contact person for safety and health issues?
I need special accommodations at my workplace. Who can help me?
The HSE division (Health, Safety and Environment) can help you with the equipment or accommodations that you need to make sure that you can do your job. Don't be shy, get the help you need.
Where do I find software for my work PC?
Go to NTNU software page to see what is available.
How do I log into the payroll system if I use a Mac?
The HR-portal only works with Internet Explorer.
How do I get IT support?
There are also a number of self-help guides on Innsida.
How do I get access to NTNU email and other related NTNU services?
You will need to install a VPN client (virtual private network) on your home computer. You can also install VPN on your iPhone or PDA. This will give you access to resources that you normally have to be at campus to access, by connecting you to the NTNU network via the internet.
How do I make changes to my employee home page?
As an employee, you will automatically be issued an official NTNU home page that is both in Norwegian and English, with all the basic information that is also found in the PAGA salary system. Your home page will normally have the following address format: www.ntnu.edu/employees/yourfirstname.yourlastname.
Your english homepage will for instance look like this: http://www.ntnu.edu/employees/gunnar.bovim
Where does the information on my home page come from?
Everyone who is paid a salary by NTNU is entered into the PAGA salary system. You should log into PAGA (note: You have to use Internet Explorer as your web browser) and check that the information about you is correct. You should fill in the fields for family members so that NTNU has contact people if something untoward were to happen. You will also be entered into the university's different IT systems so that you are granted access to email, access ID card, home page and telephone.
How can I hide my identity at NTNU?
If there are special reasons for you to hide your identity (your name and contact information) so that it is not public, you have to contact the person in your department or group who is responsible for personnel matters. Your information can then be made invisible to the public on applicable databases, such as PAGA (the salary system), the telephone directory, employee lists, and your employee home page .
How do I apply for a parking permit?
NTNU's parking lots are divided into lettered zones, particularly at the Gløshaugen campus. You have to have a parking permit for that particular zone to park in that lot without paying. Everyone who applies for parking is generally given a free permit, but in view of the demand for parking, you don't always get assigned to the parking zone that you want.
Where can my visitors park?
On most of NTNU's campuses, visitors have to pay to park by using automated parking meters (the tall funny cannister-shaped things that look like R2D2 or a giant vacuum cleaner) -- this is particularly true for the Gløshaugen campus and for areas around NTNU's facilities in the city centre. In other areas, such as Tyholt, it is possible for visitors to be given a temporary parking permit by asking at the front office of the department they are visiting. The one exception to this is at the Dragvoll campus, where parking is free for employees, students and visitors.
Can I get NTNU to pay for my mobile phone, my newspaper and my broadband?
This is a decision that has to be made by your supervisor. It's possible, you just have to ask and see what the answer is.
Visitors at NTNU
Are you a visiting researcher or other NTNU visitor or guest? See information about access card, IT rules and information security, HSE and more.
For most of NTNU campus visitors have to pay for parking.
Parking for vistors (only in Norwegian)