New at NTNU
Welcome to NTNU! The following provides you important information you will need when you first arrive at NTNU.
ID card, telephone and email account
One of the first things you will do when you arrive to start your job is to be given an ID card, a telephone number and an email account.
Your ID card should be carried whenever you are on the job. It enables you to open external doors or doors that are locked for security reasons, operates as a library card, and provides proof that you are a current employee. If you are on campus, your ID should be worn visibly if you are at work before 0700 or after 2000 on weekdays, before 0800 and after 1400 on Saturdays, and all day Sundays or public holidays.
Your faculty contact should be able to help you obtain an email account and telephone number.
Salary and pay schedule
Your salary will be paid out on the 12th of each month. Travel funds, salary advances and other payments are made twice a month. NTNU uses an electronic system for paying employees called PAGA, but there are also different forms that you may need to fill out depending on the type of work that you have done. There is a manual that describes how to use PAGA (in English, pdf) as well as a separate web page where you can log in to PAGA.
All salary payments from NTNU are typically deposited directly in your bank account. Norway's banking system requires you to have a Norwegian national identity number or a D-number to open a bank account, depending on your residency status. That means if you have to wait any length of time to get an ID number, you will have to make certain you have enough cash on hand to pay your bills until the number arrives. The EURAXESS web portal provides more information about banking in Norway.
For questions concerning payment, employees should contact their unit, or NTNUs Lønnstjenester (the payroll office, only in Norwegian). For questions concerning taxes, contact the local branch of the Norwegian Tax Office directly. The Trondheim telephone number is: 73 89 98 00.
NTNU has an intranet, which is in Norwegian and requires a log in with the user name and password you use for your email account. A second, temporary intranet in English can be found at www.ntnu.edu/insidentnu. The NTNU Information Division is currently working on a new intranet which will replace both of these portals in the third quarter of 2011.
The university also publishes a weekday internal newspaper, called Universitetsavisa, which is currently only in Norwegian. A popular science research magazine called Gemini is published jointly with SINTEF four times a year in Norwegian, while the English version is published twice a year.