You can freely use the university's internet connection for work or study-related purposes. You are also allowed to use the internet connection for private purposes.
The university makes an email and calendar account available to all permanent employees. The account is primarily intended for use in your work, but can also be used privately.
As a student, you will also be given a email address at which you will receive official announcements from Aarhus University, and you can also use the account for private purposes.
Social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. are generally not secure.
The internet is huge, and cyber criminals work globally. Therefore, be vigilant and use your common sense when you are online.
See more under Rules in the event of a security breach.
You are allowed to download files and programs for work purposes, and to a reasonable extent for private use – also on devices provided by AU.
Viruses may be hidden in programs that you download.
If you are unsure about downloads, please contact your local IT support team.
If you use your AU email for private purposes, it is a good idea to store your private correspondence in a separate folder called "Private". When an employee leaves AU managers are not allowed to read mails marked as private.
Phishing emails often have specific characteristics. Here are some of them.
Keep your NemID and passwords to yourself
Be careful about clicking links in mails and text messages
Look for clues that unmask a scammer
Check the sender
Count to ten before you click
IT criminals look for entrances to the vital IT systems of organisations, and they often use social media to gain access. For instance, they gain access when people share information that can be misused.
Therefore, consider carefully what information you share on social media about yourself and about AU.
Social media are often exposed to hacker attacks, and if IT criminals get access, they can steal sensitive personal data.