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The university election - Your vote counts!

The university elections will take place 8 - 11 November 2021.

Foto: Lars Kruse, AU Foto

This year all PhD students can vote and stand for election to both the PhD committees and the academic councils. If you are enrolled as a PhD student at Aarhus University but employed elsewhere, for example Central Denmark Region or as an industrial PhD student, you can vote and stand for election to the university board as well.

Furthermore, if you are enrolled in a combined Master’s/PhD programme, you can also vote and stand for election to your board of studies.

Read more about what you can stand for and vote for as a PhD student.

Do you want to have an influence on your work and study conditions as a PhD student?

The university elections are your chance to influence decisions regarding your PhD programme and your workplace through the university’s democratic decision-making bodies.

If you are interested in standing for election, now is the time to get involved. You can also make a difference by voting for the candidate whom you think is best qualified to make a difference for your degree or PhD programme.

PhD students can always have a representative present at PhD committee meetings. But in order for PhD representatives to have voting rights on the committees, they must be elected.

How to stand for election

If you are interested in standing for election, you can register your candidacy from Thursday 14 October at 9:00 to Tuesday 26 October at 12:00. However, it is a good idea to submit your candidacy registration in the election system as early as possible in the period so that any errors can be corrected before the deadline expires. Read more about how to stand for election.

Check your voting rights

Check your voting rights well in advance of the election. You can do so by logging in to the election system with your AU-ID and password (WAYF). When you have logged into the election system, you can see who you can vote for and when (available from 4 October).

New PhD students who enrol in their PhD programmes after 1 October 2021 should contact the Election Secretariat at valg@au.dk to be assigned voting rights.


When to vote

You can cast your vote electronically at www.au.dk/elections during the election period 8 November at 9:00 – 11 November at 16:00.

Log on to the system with your AU-ID and password (WAYF). You cannot vote by post or by paper ballot.


Additional information

If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact the Election Secretariat. Phone 8715 3325/2945 8238 or email to valg@au.dk.