EMPLOYEES AND EMERITI:
- Travel insurance
All employees and emeriti with a contract are entitled to have an insurance card covering travels abroad. The card is not limited in time and must be returned in case of resignation.
- Industrial Injury compensation:
All employees and emeriti with a contract are covered by the Danish workers' compensation Act.
A definition of an employee appears from the the AU website - see link below
From 1 January 2015, above insurance covers also foreign visiting scientists and non-enrolled visiting PhD students during their stay at AU.
STUDENTS INCLUDING NON-EMPLOYED PHD- STUDENTS
- Travel insurance:
Students incl. non-employed PhD students are not covered by the travel insurance and are advised to take out a private insurance .
Exception: if, as part of his/her salary work, a non-employed PHD student works as instructors on a field course outside Denmark (e.g. Slemmestad ) he/she is considered to be employed and covered by the travel insurance.
- Accident insurance:
Students incl. non-employed PhD students are generally not covered by the Danish workers’ compensation Act and are advised to take out a private full-time liability and accident insurance.
Exception: if a student works in the interest of the university and under instruction (eg . student assistants or PHD students), an injury during work could be considered a work injury and covered by abovementioned act.
Important: Be sure to have an employment agreement before starting work.
NOTE: Re. Travel Insurance
Greenland and the Faroe Islands are not considered to be abroad.
Further information on the AU website (Danish only)