HR, holidays & absence


Payroll (central admin.)

HE contacts

  • Vacant (HR-partner)

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
  • Christoffer Madsen Raben (HR-supporter)
    Tlf. 9350 8378
  • Flavia Namagembe
    Tlf. 2162 3283 


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

20 July – 7 August 2020 (weeks 30, 31, 32, 3 weeks) 

May 1 marks the beginning of a new holiday year. If you have been a full-time employee, you can take 16.64 days of holiday (which you have earned during the period 1.01.-31.08.2019).
You will also have your 5 special holidays to be used in the summer 2020.

On 1 September, the new Danish Holiday Act comes into force and you will be able to take holiday as you earn it – i.e. 2.08 holiday days per month.

Holidays that you did not use before 31 August will be automatically transferred to the next holiday year.

Change of holidays

If you want to change the announced holidays, please contact the secretariat.

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.