To you who stand for election

Why get involved?

It is important to get involved in the elections for the eligible bodies at Aalborg University, because it gives you the possibility to use your influence on the agenda in the eligible bodies.

Rector Per Michael Johansen from Aalborg University Per Michael Johansen, Rector, AAU

"As a member of the University Board, councils or committees, you will have direct access to the management.

This is where you can bring your influence to bear in the decision making processes that you’re interested in, whether it is the strategic development of the university, academic matters, local management issues or the specific conditions in your programme.

You can bring your visions for the university into play and represent your colleagues' viewpoints to make their voice heard."


What do you do in AAU's eligible bodies?

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    Academic council

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    Department council

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    PhD committee

    For each faculty, a PhD committee has been set up for the doctoral school. The PhD committees help to ensure the influence of PhD students and the academic staff on the scientific and academic aspects of PhD programmes. The PhD committees advise the head of doctoral schools on matters presented by the head; furthermore, the committee may also comment on matters of significance to doctoral school activities, which the committee considers to be relevant.

    The responsibilities of the PhD committees include:

    1. Recommending the composition of assessment committees to the Dean
    2. Approval of PhD courses
    3. To prepare proposals for internal guidelines for the doctoral school, including PhD supervision, to the head of doctoral school
    4. To comment on the evaluation of the PhD degree programmes and PhD supervision, including international evaluations of the doctoral schools, to the head of doctoral school
    5. To approve applications for credit transfers, including advance credit transfer, and for exemptions.

    The number of members of the PhD Committees shall be determined by the Dean, and the board must consist of a minimum of six and a maximum of 14 members. Two of the members shall be elected by and among the PhD students, whereas the other members shall be elected by and among the academic staff. The representatives of the academic staff shall be elected for four-year terms, whereas representatives for the PhD students shall be elected for one-year terms. Upon recommendation by the PhD committees, the chairs and the deputy chairs must be approved by the deans. The recommended chairs must be one of the academic staff members of the committee and the deputy chairs must be one of the PhD students of the committee.

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    Study board

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    University board