In progress nov. 2020

Here you can find information on how to blow the whistle/give notification of censurable conditions at the NTNU. All students and employees have the right to blow the whistle or “make notification”. You can do so on behalf of yourself or others.

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See also: Topic page Speak up! | Pages labelles with whistleblowing | Sexual harassment

Do you want someone to talk to someone before giving notice? Here is a list of good ? for a conversation, who also have the duty of secrecy.

When can you blow the whistle? #

If you experience or are exposed to censurable conditions at NTNU, you should give notification.


  1. Harassment
  2. Sexual harassment
  3. Corruption or economic criminality

In some situations employees have a duty to give notification/blow the whistle.

What is not a case for making notification/whistleblowing? #

Less serious incidents can be reported at the Si fra portal.

Examples for students #

  • If you are dissatisfied with the teaching or want to complain about the quality of the study programs, supervision or other problems in the learning environment, read more about students' role in quality assurance of education here.
  • You should not report disagreements or minor conflicts between students. You usually solve this yourself, but if the conflict or situation develops negatively and affects health, learning or the learning environment, you should request a conversation with one of those mentioned below for advice and counseling.

Examples for emplyees #

To express disagreement on decisions made, i.e. on budgetary issues, hirements, professional priorities or decisions made under the law in compliance with NTNUs policies, is not to be taken as a notification or as a whistleblowing case. 
Views on these areas can be discussed with the your leader.

What happens when you give notification? #

The reception will make an assessment of the case and then distribute it to a follow-up manager. You will be informed about what happens next in the case by the person who is appointed as the responsible case officer. This can take some time, depending on the type of case and its complexity

//If you are a party i n the case// #

//////If you ar not a party in the case// #

//Notifications are confidential information// #

////Someone to talk to someone before giving notice #

You may want to talk to someone before you give notice. If you want to discuss your case before you decide to notify, there are several you can contact. There are several good interlocutors with a duty of confidentiality, if you want to discuss the matter before you decide to notify. You decide for yourself how much you want to inform about in such a conversation.

Students #

Unngå å gå til linjeoforeningene eller studenttillitsvalgte om slike saker, siden de ikke har spesiell kompetanse i å gi råd og veiledning i slike saker.

Employees #

This is how you make notice (blow the whistle) #

It is an absolute advantage if you make a good effort to be presice in your description of the case:

  • What are you making notice of?
  • Where and when did it happen?
  • Who is involved? Any witnesses?
  • Do you have recognition of previous similar cases?

 Blow the whistle / give notice

Muntlig el skriftlig #

In order to safeguard privacy and follow-up in the safest possible way, we want you to notify via the notification button above. You can also notify someone with a duty of confidentiality by letter, e-mail, telephone or orally.

Kan jeg varsle anonymt? #

The notification form can be submitted anonymously. Please note that this may limit the possibility of following up the case.

Contact #

If you have questions about the content of this page, contact Arve Skjærvø, Senior Legal Adviser, HR- and HSE-Division.

Last edited 17.11.2020

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