Email units and unit abbreviations

Staff members who are employed at departments and certain research centres will get the department's/centre's unit abbreviation as part of their email address.

It is the department head (regarding departments) and the deans (regarding centres) who decides whether or not the unit's staff members must use a unit abbreviation in their email address.

The decision applies to all staff members in the unit.  

All staff members at the administrative units (all deputy director areas including staff members at the administrative centres) must always use @au.dk in their email address (decision by the senior management team, August 2011).  

Below is a list of approved unit abbreviations as of 9th October 2013: 

Do you have any questions?

Questions regarding approval of email units can be addressed to Head of Web and Digital Platforms Steffen Longfors, AU Communication.

Steffen Longfors

Head of development and user experiences

Unit abbreviations in personal email addresses

Unit no. Danish name English name Unit name
Departments
1816 Institut for Kultur og Samfund Department of Culture and Society @cas.au.dk
1817 Institut for Æstetik og Kommunikation Department of Aesthetics and Communication @dac.au.dk
1818 Institut for Uddannelse og Pædagogik (DPU) Department of Education @edu.au.dk
1037 Institut for Husdyrvidenskab Department of Animal Science @anis.au.dk
5500 Institut for Bioscience Department of Bioscience @bios.au.dk
1807 Institut for Miljøvidenskab Department of Environmental Science @envs.au.dk
5600 Institut for Geoscience Department of Geoscience @geo.au.dk
1247 Institut for Ingeniørvidenskab Department of Engineering @eng.au.dk
1036 Institut for Agroøkologi Department of Agroecology @agro.au.dk
1039 Institut for Fødevarer Department of Food Science @food.au.dk
5400 Institut for Molekylær Biologi og Genetik Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics @mbg.au.dk
5200 Institut for Fysik og Astronomi Department of Physics and Astronomy @phys.au.dk
5100 Institut for Matematik Department of Mathematics @math.au.dk
5300 Institut for Kemi Department of Chemistry @chem.au.dk
5150 Institut for Datalogi Department of Computer Science @cs.au.dk
1946 Institut for Biomedicin Department of Biomedicine @biomed.au.dk
2400 Institut for Klinisk Medicin Department of Clinical Medicine @clin.au.dk
2211 Institut for Folkesundhed Department of Public Health @ph.au.dk
2800 Institut for Odontologi Department of Dentistry @odont.au.dk
2320 Institut for Retsmedicin Department of Forensic Medicine @forens.au.dk
1072 Institut for Erhvervskommunikation Department of Business Communication @bcom .au.dk
3200 Juridisk Institut  Department of Law @law.au.dk
3400 Institut for Statskundskab Department of Political Science and Government @ps.au.dk
3500 Psykologisk Institut Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences @psy.au.dk
1071 Institut for Marketing og Organisation Department of Business Administration @mgmt.au.dk
3100 Institut for Økonomi Department of Economics and Business @econ.au.dk
3810 AU Herning AU Herning @auhe.au.dk

 

Centres/Units similar to departments

1819 Center for Undervisningsudvikling og Digitale Medier Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media @tdm.au.dk
2473 Onkologisk Afdeling Department of Oncology @oncology.au.dk
Schools
1945 Ingeniørhøjskolen Aarhus Universitet Aarhus University School of Engineering @ase.au.dk
2900 Skolen for Klinikassistenter, Tandplejere og Kliniske Tandteknikere School of Oral Health Care @ohcare.au.dk
National centres
1040 DCE - Nationalt Center for Miljø og Energi DCE - Danish Centre for Environment and Energy @dce.au.dk
1015 DCA - Nationalt Center for Fødevarer og Jordbrug DCA - Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture @dca.au.dk
Research centres
1591 Center for kvantegeometri af Modulirum Centre for Quantum Geometry of Moduli Spaces @qgm.au.dk
1600 Center for Scienceuddannelse Centre for Science Education @cse.au.dk
1646 Center for Avanceret Visualisering og Interaktion Centre for Advanced Visualisation and Interaction @cavi.au.dk
1959 Center for Massive Data Algoritmer Center for Massive Data Algorithmics @madalgo.au.dk
2483 Center for Funktionelt Integrativ Neurovidenskab Center for Functionally Integrative Neuroscience @cfin.au.dk
5114 Center for Bioinformatik Bioinformatics Research Centre @birc.au.dk
5213 Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center @inano.au.dk
5700 Center for Videnskabsstudier Center for Science Studies @css.au.dk
2040 Center for Medicinsk Uddannelse Unit of Medical Education @medu.au.dk

1703 

Interdisciplinary Center for Organizational Architecture (ICOA)  Interdisciplinary Center for Organizational Architecture (ICOA)  @icoa.au.dk
2371 DANDRITE DANDRITE @dandrite.au.dk
 
Special units
1954 Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies @aias.au.dk
9912 Kollegierne i Universitetsparken Campus Housing at Aarhus University @koll.au.dk
2244 Science Museerne @sm.au.dk
2121 Forskningsenheden for Almen Praksis @feap.dk
8106 Orion Planetarium Orion Planetarium @orion.au.dk
Hosted email in Exchange
1769 Internationalt Center for Forskning i Økologisk Jordbrug og Fødevaresystemer International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems @icrofs.org
8825 Studievalg @studievalg.dk og @studievalg.au.dk
1464 Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research @sinodanishcenter.dk
9628 Alexandra Instituttet @alexandra.dk
1985 IT Forum Midtjylland @itforum.dk
1162 IT Vest @it-vest.dk
8103, 2021, 9904 Moesgaard Museum @moesmus.dk
9930 BSS Bookstore @BSSbooks.dk
Units that are self-administrated outside  Exchange
Studenterrådet @sr.au.dk

Unit abbreviations - @(unit.)au.dk

In August 2011, the Senior Management Team has decided that only research related units can use an unit abbreviation in their email address. Staff at the administrative units (the vice deputy areas and the administration centres) will always get an email address which ends with @au.dk.

The choice of unit abbreviations is not an individual choice, but a decision made at each main academic area. All staff, who is primarily affiliated to the unit, needs to follow the decision.

If you find that your unit abbreviation is incorrect, you should contact your immediate supervisor or the person responsible for personal staff data in your department. They are responsible for your registration in AU's it systems.

If you have dual employment, you should know that the unit abbreviation will be generated on the basis of your primary affiliation which is shown on your personal website (the unit written first). Find your personal website on www.au.dk/en/findperson.  

NB!

  • The unit @aktuelnaturvidenskab.dk is approved for function-related email addresses. However it cannot be used for staff members' personal email addresses.