Profile and homepage

The information on your personal AU homepage comes from Pure and is a combination of personal information and registered content such as publications and activities. What is shown depends on what your have registered in Pure.

You can, in part, control what information is shown on the Overview page. You edit this information from your profile in Pure. Click “Edit profile” to access your information.

Homepage layout

Your homepage’s header bare contains your name and title. In addition, there will be one or more tabs, where the tab Overview works as the front page.

The top part of the Overview contains your personal information (personal master data) and other personal information that you add yourself.

The bottom part contains sections with your latest publications, activities, project etc. What is shown here depends on what you have registered in Pure. By using the function “Highlighted content” you can replace the automatic lists and control what content is shown in this section.

If you have registered content in Pure, this content is displayed on tabs according to content type. If you have registered Prizes, Activities, or Projects you will have corresponding tab for each. Content shown on these tabs are automatically and dynamically populated from Pure.

If you have created a public Curriculum Vitae you will have a CV tab.

Changing profile name

If you are better known under a first or last name that is different from your name in the Danish CPR-register you can use a AU profile name as an alias instead of your formal name.

Your Au profile name is used by AU-systems that retrieves personal data from the AU Medarbejderstamkort. That means your sender name in mails in Outlook, staff lists on websites, your username in Pure, and your name on your personal AU homepage.

Your AU profile name is automatically synchronised to Pure and becomes your Pure profile name. Read more about creating and changing your AU profile name.

Name variants and publishing name

Under your profile information you have the option to add name variants. You cannot use this function to change your display name on your personal AU homepage.

These variants are used in connection with displaying your publications and other types of content in Pure.

It may be appropriate to add a publication name to your profile to match an international publication, e.g. where the Danish characters æ, ø or å in your name are replaced with other letters.

Your profile image

You may select and upload your profile image yourself. Make sure you have copyright or permissions to use the image before you upload it.

The image need to meet the following criteria in order to be used by all types of AU website without causing problems.

  • Portrait photo 3:2.
  • Jpeg-format. Pure can handle other file types, not all AU sites can.
  • File size between 200kb og 900kb og maximum 1MB.
  • File name (what before .jpeg) cannot contain special characters such as @ / \ ? : * ” < >.

Although you can upload more than one image to your profile, it is only the image that is at the top of the list of images that is displayed. You can change the order of images by using the arrows and control which image is displayed.

It is not possible to hide your profile picture in Pure. It you do not want you picture to show on your personal AU homepage, you need to delete the image from your profile, or refrain from uploading one. Depending on your organisation's policy you may be required to have a portrait photo. Read more about AU's use of personal data during your employment.

Your image is updated immediately on your personal homepage. However, in staff lists with images, e.g. lists in business card layout, the image will not appear till after the nightly synchronization job

The image can be shown in its original size from your personal AU homepage, typically by right-clicking the image. Depending on which browser is used, there will be different options; one of them typically to save the image, so it can be used in a e.g. press context.

Personalising the Overview

When you click “Edit profile” you automatically land on the page “Metadata” – what most people recognize as their profile information. From here, you can edit your personal data and add supplementary personal information to your homepage. This could be your ORCID, a profile image, or links. A link can be to a homepage for a research group, society, or organization you are a member of, or something completely different.

You are not able to change your personal data such as organisational unit, telephone number, job title, institute address (permanently) that is found under "Organisational affiliations" in Pure. If you need to change your personal data, you need to contact your local Medarbejderstamkort superuser.

Add or edit text elements

You can create and add different types of text elements to your overview page. These elements can contain rich formatting and images. The text elements can also be used to build a public or private CV.

You create the text element in the Curriculum and research description section in your profile editor. Click Add profile information and select the text type you want to create. See descriptions of each text type below.

Insert your text. There are several formatting options you can use. Write your text in both Danish and English so it can be shown on the respective language versions of your homepage.

Click "Create" when you are done writing your text.

Remember to click "Save" at the bottom of the editor to have the information shown on your homepage.

Text element: Curriculum vitae

This text cannot be shown on your personal homepage and it does not create the CV-tab.

Text you create here can be added to a CV from the CV-module in Pure. The advantage of creating the text here and not in the CV-module is that the editor here gives you have better formatting options.

Read more about bow to create and edit a Curriculum vitae.

Text element: Further information

When you create this text element you get a new tab named ”Further information”. This title cannot be changed.

This element is appropriate for longer text and you have the option to include images with the text. You can, for example, use this element to add a detailed description of your research field, explain a particular concept, or provide other information that complements your profile as researcher.

Text element: Research and education information

The text in this element is shown right below your personal data. The text is shown without any title. If you want to have a title you need to make it part of the text itself.

You can use this text element for a short text. It might for example be office hours, the name of a research assistant, or a list of your overall field of work.

Text element: Profile

This text element is shown as a section with a head title “Profile”. The title “Profile” is integrated and cannot be removed or renamed.

The text in this element is shown below your personal data. If you have added text using the “Research and educational information” it will be shown below this text.

This text element is appropriate for a semi-long text such as a short presentation of yourself.

Keywords (Research areas)

Keywords come from a fixed list of research areas that you can choose from. The keywords you select are shown as research areas on the Overview page above the lists of latest content (or Highlighted content).

Click “Add keyword” and from the hierarchy select the keyword(s) you want. You can only select the end node in the hierarchy. When you have selected a keyword, you have the option to add another level. Start typing a word in the empty field to get a list of keywords that match your search.

A person Who visits your personal AU homepage and clicks on one of the keywords, will get a list of AU researchers who are related to (have added) that research area.


Since the entire hierarchy path is shown on your homepage, it can look a bit messy if you select many keywords. You may consider using the text elements “Research and education information” or “Profile” to describe your research areas. If you do so, you will not appear in the list of researchers related to a specific research area.


Highlighted content

Standard setup is that your latest (3) submissions in a content type (category) are shown in your Overview. By using “Highlighted content”, you can replace the default display for each content category with content that you pick yourself.

You can replace selected or all of the automatic lists. The list of highlighted content that you have composed is static, and is not automatically updated when you register new content in Pure.

You can find “Highlighted content” in the menu on the left.

Your content is displayed on tabs according to content type. Select the tab for the content type that you want to control the list of content. Click the plus-button below.

You will see a list of content that you can choose from. If the list is long, you can search for a specific pieces and add it.


Select the specific pieces of content that you want to highlight. Continue till you have built your list. By using the arrows, you can change the order of content. Click the minus-sign to remove a piece of content from the list.

Click Save to have the list shown on your homepage.

The number on the tab tell how many pieces of highlighted content you have selected. If the number is "0", it means that the list is empty, and the 3 most recent pieces of content in that category is automatically shown as default. If you are content with the default setting,  you do not need to do anything.