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Current regulations concerning travel insurance and industrial injury coverage at the Department of Geoscience

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)

 

 

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