Is there reciprocal commitment in employer-employee -relationships in academic careers? by Taru Siekkinen, Kari Kuoppala, Elias Pekkola & Jussi Välimaa

Academic careers are said to be precarious because of their inherent uncertainty especially in the early career stages typically characterized by short and fixed-term work contracts. At the same time, academic work is highly demanding by its nature and requires commitment to the work tasks. In our article “Reciprocal commitment in academic careers? Finnish Implications…

The Norwegian student introductory week: who takes part, and is participation associated with better social integration and satisfaction among students? by Solbjørg Makalani Myrtveit, Kristin Gärtner Askeland, Marit Knapstad, Ann Kristin Knudsen, and Jens Christoffer Skogen

Many new students have recently moved away from their hometowns, and therefore wish to establish new social relations. In countries across the world, starting university is associated with various types of initiation rituals such as the Portuguese Praxe, American hazing, and introductory events in New Zealand, Denmark, and Norway. The Norwegian introductory week aims to…