For students

Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism welcome Master’s and PhD students as affiliates.

The Centre is involved in the education of Master’s and PhD students at Department of Administration and Organization Theory at UiB through the research group DIPA (Discretion and Paternalism).

Students from other departments or institutions that have an interest in discretion, paternalism and/or childrens right’s are also welcome to become affiliates and participate in our weekly research seminars:

  • DIPA-seminar (bi-weekly). Seminar for the research group DIPA. Students can present their work, and we invite guests to lecture on various topics of interest.
  • RDV-seminar (bi-weekly). Seminar series as a collaboration between Center for Research on Discretion and PaternalismCenter for Law and Social Transformation (CMI/UiB) and the research group Rett, demokrati og velferd (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences).

Interested students can contact prof. Marit Skivenes.


Thursdays 14.15-15.45


  • DIPA-seminar: Seminar room 112, Christies gate 17
  • RDV-seminar: Seminar room 112, Christies gate 17 / Møterom 624, Møllendalsveien 6

Check our events calendar for dates and details.