Secondary occupations

In the public sector in general and in the exercise of official authority in particular, it is important that the public have intact confidence in the university as an authority and in individual teachers/officials.

KI’s duties include research, education and providing information about its activities and how scientific knowledge can be applied. In addition to its interest in openness and freedom in the research, the public also has a highly legitimate interest in the research that is conducted being able to be translated into different kinds of benefit. To be able to accomplish this, KI needs to interact with both trade and industry and society at large.

KI has a positive attitude to employees accepting assignments and being involved in activities outside Ki, within their respective fields of competence, provided that this takes place by mutual agreement and in accordance with the applicable regulatory framework. KI has drawn up new rules that are intended to facilitate handling of the regulatory framework.

New rules for secondary occupations apply as of 1 December 2017 and they have been fully revised with regard to clearer instructions. The changes made include the following.

  • Clearer structure to facilitate understanding of secondary occupations
  • More comprehensive description of what is meant by secondary occupation
  • Description of what is considered to be included in an employment at KI
  • More distinct examples of what is permitted and what is prohibited at KI
  • Points out the problems associated with conflicts of interest
  • Takes up restrictions in connection with secondary occupations
  • Special rules concerning persons associated to KI
  • Emphasises the meaning of R&D secondary occupation
  • Clarifies existing rights and obligations
  • Responsibilities and sanctions in the case of a prohibited secondary occupation

For information on secondary occupations, see Rules for handling secondary occupations at the end of the page.

For applicable regulations concerning secondary occupations, see Applicable regulations concerning secondary occupations.

For information on practical administration of secondary occupations, see Instructions for handling secondary occupations.

Form for reporting a secondary occupation for persons associated to KI.

Note that the information in the notification of a secondary occupation is treated in accordance with the Personal Data Act (PuL).



Catalina Pacef

Legal counsel
UF Central Administration