Councils, boards and committees

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board at Aarhus University, Health, was established in 2012 and comprises external members with various areas of expertise and interests in the fields of health sciences research, teaching, talent development and knowledge transfer.

The Advisory Board counsels the Dean and the other members of the management team at Health on issues such as the strategy and development of the faculty. In this way, it contributes to ongoing quality assurance of the activities carried out at the faculty.

The Advisory Board meets once a year.

Members of the Advisory Board:

Name

Institution

Bjørn Stensaker Faculty of Educational Research, Oslo University
Erik Fosse The Intervention Centre, Oslo University Hospital
Jaap Verweij Erasmus Medical Center, Holland
Janet Metcalfe Vitae, UK
Jose M. Martin-Moreno Faculty of Medicine and Odontology, University of Valencia
Katya Ravid Boston University School of Medicine
Klara Bolander Laksov Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University, Sweden
Michael A. Curtis Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Paul Stewart Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds
Peter Kristensen Chef for Global Development, Novo Nordisk
Peter Kürstein Radiometer
Seppo Meri Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki

Employer panels

The employer panels at Aarhus University, Health are made up of representatives from public and private sector companies, organisations and institutions. The members of the individual panels must have experience in and insight into the educational area and the areas of employment to which the respective study programmes provide access.

Appointments to the employer panels are made by the Rector on recommendation from the Dean. The individual members are appointed for two years at a time.

The employer panels meet with boards of studies and other representatives for the faculty 1-2 times a year. The role of the employer panels includes:

  • providing advice on the study programmes at Aarhus University, Health, including their relevance and interaction with society in general, the candidates’ qualifications and admission requirements for the programmes.
  • contributing current knowledge about skills requirements of the labour market, thus providing advice about the development of the study programmes as well as their content and structural planning.
  • putting forward proposals for new education initiatives, with regard to both existing and future degree programmes.
  • developing the working relationship between the individual study programmes and the labour market.
  • taking an overall view of internal and external assessments of the programmes.

Degree programmes with employer panels at Health:

The employer panels at Health have been established in pursuance of Ministerial Order concerning Universities.

Academic Council

The Academic Council's tasks and composition

The Academic Council is to:

  • make statements to the Dean concerning the internal distribution of grants
  • make statements about key strategic issues in the fields of research and education, and concerning plans for knowledge exchange
  • make recommendations to the Rector regarding the composition of academic committees tasked with assessing applicants for academic positions
  • award PhDs and doctoral degrees.

In addition, the Academic Council may make statements about all academic issues of significance to the activities of the university, and has a duty to discuss academic matters presented by the rector for their consideration.

The Academic Council comprises representatives of the academic staff, including employed PhD students and student representatives.
Members of the council are elected by and from the academic staff, the PhD students and the student body.

Members of the Academic Council

Order of business for the Academic Council (in Danish)

Minutes from meetings in 2016

Minutes from meetings in 2012

Business Forum

Objective

The Business Forum at Aarhus University, Health must ensure a broad range of tasks, the inclusion of committed enthusiasts and coherence with the existing corporate activities at the faculty.

The Business Forum’s tasks

  • To provide support to the industrial cooperation committee with knowledge about activities across the faculty.
  • To plan events, conferences, networks and similar across the faculty that raise the profile of the corporate area at the faculty.
  • To contribute to the implementation of initiatives.

Members of the Business Forum

Health Business Forum consists of:

Industrial Cooperation Committee

Objective

The industrial cooperation committee at Aarhus University, Health will contribute to society’s value creation, innovation capacity and competitiveness by strengthening collaboration between the faculty, business and industry and the public sector.

The industrial cooperation committee’s tasks

  • To strengthen the faculty's collaboration with business and industry and public institutions, both within the research and education areas.
  • Securing knowledge sharing, co-ordination and implementation of activities within the corporate area across the faculty and in coherence with AU's industrial cooperation committee and committee on education.
  • Developing strategies for agreements with companies.

Members of the industrial cooperation committee

Health’s industrial cooperation committee consists of the faculty management team:

  • Dean (chairman)
  • Department heads
  • Vice-deans for education, talent development and research
  • Administrative centre manager, head of communications and head of secretariat.

IT Security Committee

The Research IT Security Committee (FISU) is an advisory forum that works with IT security across departments within the faculties. The primary focus of the committee is the registration and storage of research data.

The role of the committee is to identify problems with IT security at Health and to ensure that proposals for solutions are communicated to employees in the faculty.

The purpose of the committee is to ensure that:

  • IT security at Health is at an appropriate level
  • the IT security policy and regulations are implemented in practice
  • Every year, Health implements the tasks described in the annual wheel for IT security at Aarhus University

The committee members

FISU comprises representatives of the scientific and technical staff from the departments of the faculty, as well as representatives from AU Administration and from the Dean's Office at Health. The current members of the committee are:

  • Ole Steen Nielsen, Vice-Dean for Research at Health (Chairman)
  • Henry Andreasen, Adviser at the Dean's Office for Health (Committee Secretary)
  • Mads Rasmussen, Head of IT Support at Health                          
  • Morten Pless, Head of Secretariat at the Department of Biomedicine
  • Jakob Grove, Associate Professor at the Department of Biomedicine
  • Erling Laursen, Forensic Technician at the Department of Forensic Medicine
  • Jan Frystyk, Professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine
  • Jens Heidmann, Associate Professor at the Department of Odontology and Oral Health Care
  • Morten Frydenberg, Associate Professor at Department of Public Health

The committee meets approximately four times a year.

Aarhus University has set up a central IT security committee as well as local committees at each of the four faculties. Find out more about AU's IT security.

PhD committee

Please find information about the PhD Committee's members and responsibilities at the Graduate School of Health.

Board of Studies

The tasks of the boards of studies

The boards of studies are composed of equal numbers of representatives from the student body and the academic staff. The boards of studies prepare proposals for curricula, consider exemptions and are, generally speaking, fora for discussions of the content and form of the degree programmes.

The boards of studies are responsible for the following tasks:

  • the day-to-day management of the board of studies’ degree programmes
  • implementation of strategy and action plan from the faculty in the field of education
  • counselling the Dean in connection with academic issues

Finally, it provides a forum for the directors of studies and the heads of department to remain mutually oriented and allows them to work together on development, including the physical surroundings, educational initiatives, etc.

Forum for Education

Purpose

 

The Forum for Education has the task of contributing to the continued safeguarding and development of quality assurance at Health with a view to identifying the need for joint discussions, initiatives and guidelines, including following the work of the boards of studies, among other things in consideration of the legal rights of the students.

Members

Mandate

The mandat of the Forum of Education (in Danish)