Tekna (Norway)

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Tekna (short for Teknisk-naturvitenskapelig forening, English: Norwegian Society of Graduate Technical and Scientific Professionals) is a union for graduate technical and scientific professionals in Norway.

History and profile[edit]

It was established in 1874[1] under the name Den Norske Ingeniør- og Arkitektforening ('the Norwegian Engineer and Architect Association'). In 1912 it was reorganized as Den Norske Ingeniørforening ('the Norwegian Engineer Association'). It was again renamed to Norske Sivilingeniørers Forening ('Civil Engineers' Association of Norway') in 1973, and to Tekna in 2004.[2]

It has 51,000 members as of 2009. The number of members is 20,000 as of 2013.[1] The headquarters are in Oslo. It publishes Teknisk Ukeblad together with two other organizations.[2]

Tekna is a member of the Akademikerne (The Federation of Norwegian Professional Associations) Nording (the Scandinavian association of engineering organisations) Nordic IN.[1] Its president is Marianne Harg.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Tekna EMF. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Tekna". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 5 December 2010.