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Geoscience Newsletter

No. 4/2014 - 28 February 2014

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Some information in the Danish version of this newsletter refers to pages on AU or Geoscience staff websites which are unfortunately not yet available in English

Upcoming Events

See calendar on Geoscience staff pages    

Student Symposium Aarhus
This weekend the students at Geoscience host a student symposium with more than 200 registered participants from universities in Denmark, Sweden and Germany. The event will take place partly here, partly at the Department of Mathematics. More information on student website

The Working Environment Authority was here!

An announced and long-awaited inspection visit by the Danish Working Environment Authority took place on 20 February. All laboratories were controlled, and 3 improvement notices were given.
A second visit will take place on Monday 3 March for inspection of workshops and offices. – So please check that everything is tidy and cables are tied up!

Holiday registration

It is time for registration of staff holidays – i.e. update of registered holidays for 2013/2014 and registration of plans for the next holiday year 2014/2015. In this connection, notice that

  • you are supposed to take all holidays and special holidays within the holiday year. Transfer of remaining holidays by agreement with Lene Kjeldsteen.
  • it has been decided by AU that from next holiday year special holidays can no longer be paid out as wages. However, because of the strained economy at Geoscience, it was locally decided that this rule applies also to the current holiday year 2013/2014. Exceptions by agreement with Lene Kjeldsteen.


IT support
AU IT is in the process of implementing a new case system for user requests, which should give the IT supporters a better tool to support the users and ensure a better workflow.
The system was recently taken into use by AU IT at ST. Read more here.
When contacting IT support at ST Aarhus, use the new joint email address: aarhus.st.it @ au.dk.


Revised Rules and Regulations from the PhD school
A revised version of GSST rules and regulations came into force on 1 February 2014.
Some major changes to the rules are regarding exemptions from work obligations, PhD plans, and half year evaluations. Also a more detailed description of the qualifying examination is now available.
Read more on GSST website

New Communication Partner

As previously announced, Chistina Troelsen is communication partner for Geoscience during Mette Helm's maternity leave.. You can contact Christina at:

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