Acts of violence are here defined as acts of terrorism, shooting incidents, threats and other types of violent acts.
Aarhus University follows the Danish Ministry of Education’s handbook regarding 'Safety and emergency response' (in Danish). The university performs regular assessments of the required emergency response level based on the reported incidents and other relevant aspects.
In connection with violent incidents/emergencies at the individual faculty and/or the central administration, initiatives regarding internal and external communication must be established as quickly as possible and staff and students must be offered crisis counselling.
AU has entered into an agreement with Dansk Krisekorps on psychological counselling which covers all the university's employees. AU’s agreement on psychological counselling only covers work-related matters. Read more under Support functions.
The local management will prepare a communication plan for the specific case in collaboration with the senior management team. The communication must contain the following as soon as possible: