You are here: AU  Staff Departments  Staff-related matters

HR, holidays & absence


Payroll (central admin.)

HE contacts

  • Dagmar Brøndt Kjær(HR-partner)
    Tel. 9350 8296

Enquiries as to recruitment and other general enquiries should be addressed to (the support managers) the JOINT MAILBOX


  • Vibeke Skaarup (HR-supporter)
    Tel. 871 62578
  • Jane Schouborg (HR-supporter, on maternity leave)
    Tel. 871 53231

  • Christoffer Madsen Raben (HR-supporter)
    Tlf. 9350 8378


The Department of Biomedicine announces accrued holiday to be held in the weeks mentioned below:

8 July – 2 August 2019 (weeks 28-31, 4 weeks)
23 December 2019 - 3 January 2020 (1 week) 

Special holidays that are not spent before 1 January 2020 are announced held during the period of 10-14 February 2020.

Holidays in excess of the ordinary 5 + 1 weeks are announced held from 14 October 2019 onwards.

Change of holidays

Announced holidays can be changed by completing the form below. It is no longer possible to have unplanned holiday in the holiday management system. 

If you wish to change the announced holidays, you complete the form and submit it to your local secretariat before the announced holidays commences.

Paid holidays

The following days are paid holidays at AU:

  • Christmas Eve, 24 December
  • New Year's Eve, 31 December
  • Denmark's Constitution Day, 5 June

The university is closed on these days, but units and departments tending to people, animals, experiments and technology, remain open with the required number of employees at work.

Public Holidays in Denmark

New Year’s Day

January 1

Maundy Thursday, Good
Friday and Easter Monday

Thursday and Friday before
Easter Sunday and Monday
after Easter Sunday

“Store Bededag”
(Danish Rogation Day)

Fourth Friday after Easter

Ascension Day

1½ weeks before Pentecost

Pentecost Sunday and
Monday (Whitsun)

Sunday and Monday after

Christmas Day

December 25

Boxing Day

December 26

Staff can apply for a day off on 1 May if work permits.  


In connection with illness, child's first and second day of illness, child care days and senior days the following rules prevail:

Illness and other types of absence must be reported by email to your local secretariat.

You must also contact your leader and/or colleagues.

The employee will receive a form for registration of absence either by email or ordinary mail. The form must be filled in and returned by email or directly to your local secretariat.

New Employee

As a new employee you will find useful and relevant information at Welcome to Aarhus University.

Do not miss the opportunity of registering for the AU's introduction day (held every two to three months).

5642 / i30