The Election Committee

Mandate

The committee is responsible for assisting the rector in the organisation and holding of elections to be held under the Danish University Act and the Aarhus University by-laws. Following consultation with the committee, the chairman of the Election Committee is authorised by the rector to establish the rules and regulations on election procedures and the necessary deadlines.

Composition

One chairman is recommended from among the academic staff members on the committee and appointed by the rector.

One member of the academic staff and one substitute from each main academic area are recommended by the dean after consultation with the academic council and appointed by the rector.

One member of the technical/administrative staff and one substitute from each main academic area are recommended by the dean after consultation with the academic council and appointed by the rector.

Four student representatives and their substitutes are recommended by the three electoral alliances and/or independent lists which have received the highest number of votes in the elections to the Board.

The alliance/independent list which has received the highest number of votes in the elections to the Board recommends two representatives and two substitutes for the Election Committee.

The alliance/independent list which has received the second-highest number of votes recommends one representative and one substitute for the Election Committee.

The alliance/independent list which has received the third-highest number of votes recommends one representative and one substitute for the Election Committee.

If less than three alliances/independent lists run for the elections to the Board, the alliance/independent list which has received the highest number of votes in the elections to the Board recommends three representatives and three substitutes for the Election Committee.

The alliance/independent list which has received the second-highest number of votes recommends one representative and one substitute for the Election Committee.

The four students represent the alliance/independent list which has recommended them for the Election Committee. The rector approves the recommendation.

In special cases, the Election Committee may appoint observers.


The committee has the following composition:
(1 February 2018 – 31 January 2019)

Chairman of the Election Committee: Jørgen Albæk Jensen

 

Academic staff members:

  • Arts: Professor Svend Andersen
  • Health: Morten S. Nielsen, Deputy Head of Department (from 23 October 2014)
  • Business and Social Sciences: Professor Jørgen Albæk Jensen (chair)
  • Science and Technology: Associate Professor Olav W. Bertelsen

Technical and administrative staff members:

  • Arts: Gitte Pappe Ludvigsen, Department Secretary
  • Health: Tina Bach Aaen, Secretariat Manager
  • Business and Social Sciences: Kirsten Jakobsen, Secretariat Manager
  • Science and Technology: Marianne Dammand Iversen, Research Group Coordinator

Students:

  • Carina Molsen Nielsen
  • Michael Faldberg
  • Sune Koch Rønnow
  • Henrik Dahlin

 Alternates

Academic staff members:

  • Arts: None
  • Health: Associate Professor Irene Dige (from 23 October 2014)
  • Business and Social Sciences: None
  • Science and Technology: Associate Professor Simon Kristensen

Technical and administrative staff members:

  • Arts: None
  • Health: Winnie Friis Johnsen, Administrative Officer
  • Business and Social Sciences: None
  • Science and Technology: Birgit Sørensen Langvad, Head of Departmental Secretariat

Students:

  • Nanna Winther
  • Kim Risbjerg Madsen

The Election Secretariat:

  • Charlotte Holmer Kirk, Development and Work Environment
  • Jens Kristian Birthin, HR Employment Law
  • Peter Blæsberg, Payroll and HR IT