Results of the university elections 2023
The university elections are over. The votes have been counted, and the winning candidates have been announced. There are both new and returning faces, including on the AU Board, where two staff representatives will continue and a new representative will join for the next four years.
The 2023 university elections have now been held, and seats on the AU Board, the faculty’s academic councils, the local boards of studies and the PhD committees have been allocated.
There are both new and recognisable faces among the winning candidates. Members of staff at AU have elected Tore Rye Andersen, associate professor of comparative literature at the School of Communication and Culture, and Peter Balling, professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, as their VIP staff representatives on the Aarhus University Board. Uffe Pilegaard Larsen, head of facilities management at the Department of Agroecology’s Flakkebjerg field station, has been elected as the one TAP staff representative.
Peter Balling and Uffe Pilegaard Larsen have been on the board for the past four years and can now continue their work for another four years. The new VIP staff representative Tore Rye Andersen replaces Professor Anne Skorkjær and will join the board on 1 February 2024.
20.64 per cent voted
University elections are held every year, but there is a four-year election cycle that determines which seats on which bodies are up for election and who can vote. A total of 20.64 per cent of eligible voters, including students, participated in this year’s elections – which is the highest voter turnout since 2019. Among academic staff the turnout was 34.67 per cent while among technical/administrative staff it was 28.67 per cent.
There were 39 contested elections this year – i.e. elections in which it was possible to vote for different candidates. Read more about uncontested elections and cancelled elections at au.dk/elections