Election groups and periods

At a university election, candidates can be elected for:

  • AU Board
  • Academic councils (one for each faculty)
  • PhD committees (one for each of the faculties at which PhD students are enrolled)
  • Boards of studies (up to several for the faculties that offer degree programmes)

Read more about the various councils, boards and committees

There are five groups of voters for a university election:

  • Election group I: Academic staff, including salaried PhD students (VIP)
  • Election group II: Part-time academic staff (D-VIP)
  • Election group III: Technical and administrative staff (TAP)
  • Election group IV: Students, including non-salaried PhD students (STUD)
  • Election Group V: Part-time students, e.g. Master students (D-STUD)

 Professors and clinical associate professors of medicine and odontology are considered part of election group I (VIP) even though they should be placed in election group II (D-VIP) in light of their working hours.

Election periods – how long are you elected for?

Students are up for election every year. VIP and TAP are up for election at regular intervals. See the details here:

 Members of the AU Board:

  • Academic staff (VIP): 4 years
  • Technical and administrative staff (TAP): 4 years
  • Students (STUD): The period is two years, but there is an election each year for one of the two students.

 Members of academic councils:

  • Academic staff (VIP): 4 years
  • Employed PhD students: 2 years
  • Students (STUD): 1 year
  • Technical and administrative staff (TAP): 4 years (as observer)     

 Members of PhD committees:

  • Academic staff (VIP): 3 years
  • PhD students: 1 year

 Boards of studies:

  • Academic staff (VIP and possibly D-VIP): 3 years
  • Students (STUD and possibly D-STUD): 1 year

The following election groups vote for the following bodies:

  • The Board: VIP, TAP, STUD
  • Academic councils: VIP, STUD
  • PhD committees: VIP, all PhD students
  • Boards of studies: VIP, STUD – although D-VIP and D-STUD may be given voting rights

Overview of the elected bodies, election groups and election periods at AU:

 X = elections are held in the autumn in the year in which the election group in question can vote and stand for election.

 

  2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030
AU Board VIP   x x x
AU Board TAP x x x
AU Board STUD x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Academic councils VIP x x x
Academic councils
Employees, PhD
x x x x x x
Academic councils
TAP(observer)
x x x
Academic councils STUD x x x x x x x x x x x x x
PhD committees VIP x x x x
PhD committees STUD x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Boards of studies VIP x x x x
Boards of studies STUD x x x x x x x x x x x x x