Rector's Office

The primary task of the Rector’s Office is to provide policy, strategic and legal counsel and advice to the senior management team, with a special focus on the rector, the pro-rector and the university director.

Another core task of the Rector's Office is to take an overall, cross-organisational view of the university as a whole and to facilitate and communicate decision-making processes internally at the university, as well as ensuring that these processes are planned effectively with as much time as possible for the inclusion of relevant bodies and staff/students. 

The Rector's Office is divided into four groups:

Analysis and Policy

The Analysis and Policy team provides the senior management team with strategic analyses and administrative support and for liaising with the university-wide committees and forums. 
The team is headed by Line Renate Hanssen. 

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The Secretariat provides administrative assistance and support and organises meetings and larger events, primarily for the rector, pro-rector and university director. The unit is headed ad interim by Camilla Staniok. 

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Communication and Press

The Communication and Press team coordinates the university’s strategic communication and handles media relations on behalf of the senior management team, in addition to coordinating other types of internal and external communication. The team is headed by Head of Press and Communication Sys Christina Vestergaard.

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The team provides strategic legal counsel and advice to the senior management team, the board, the Aarhus University Research Foundation and others on general legal questions, including questions regarding the University Act, the university’s by-laws and rules of procedure. The team is headed by Louise Hauptmann.  

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