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Aarhus University

Geoscience Newsletter

No. 12/2016 - 13 December 2016

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

Other GEO-news here:
Centre of Earth System Petrology: volcano.au.dk | HGG:  hgg.au.dk


Christmas Letter

from Søren Bom Nielsen, head of department-
Please see Danish version of this newsletter.


To all of you:

Merry Christmas - Happy New Year



Christmas cards

AU now has a Christmas card (with image as shown) designed for email.
More information on: http://eng.medarbejdere.au.dk/en/announcements/show/artikel/christmas-cards-for-mail/   
Feel free to use it!

Upcoming Events

See also the calendar on the Geoscience staff webpages

13 November, 15.15
Geoscience Seminar - Christian Tegner

Christmas Holiday


  • As usual, all external doors will be locked all days from Christmas to Newyear.
  • During the Christmas holiday, all mail - external and internal - will be collected by AU Internal Mail service and delivered to Geoscience on 2 January 2017.
  • The secretariat is closed during the holiday.


Presentation of new employees and guests

Dr. Wang Yongbin from China is a visiting researcher at Geoscience from 01.12.2016 to 30.11.2017.
Host is Thomas Ulrich. Further presentation will follow later.

The Competence Fund
If you plan to send an application to the Competence Fund, remember that

  • application deadline is 15 December
  • co-financing from the department is necessary

Find information on:


Financial Year End 2016
REMEMBER that all travels/expenses to be settled in 2016 must be submitted to Grethe no later than 16 December.

Aurus settlements  - Reminder procedure
NOTE: If you have not made your expense settlements, you will automatically receive a reminder from “Rejseenheden” every 2 weeks. After more than 180 days there will be an automatical pay deduction.

Extended hours
Thomas Lund Hansen, ST Finance, extends his office hours at Geoscience. In future he will be avaible at the partners’ office on both Wednesdays and Fridays.

VAT number?
Foreign cooperation partners often ask for a so-called VAT number, which corresponds to the Danish CVR-number.
Since our CVR number is 3119103, you state our VAT number as DK-3119103.


Access cards - new procedure for guest cards 
We are no longer allowed to have open guest cards, meaning we cannot give our guests a card with immediate access.
The secretariat holds a number of non-coded guest cards which can be opened only after we have contacted "Bygningsservice" with information of name of guest og length of opening period (max. 6 months).
So, please contact the secretariat/Grethe in due time.

AU Internal Mail Service

Internal Mail has moved to
Trøjborgvej 82, building 1918, 8000 Aarhus C.

If your letters/small packages were not ready before the daily pick-up at Geoscience, but have to be sent the same day, you have two possibilities:

  • Between 09.00 and 14.00
    You can drop it at the reception desk, Trøjborgvej 82
  • Outside these hours and until 15.20
    You can drop it in the mailbox next to the door facing Ringgaden/Nobelparken. Same address.


Cancelled Onsite support
Due to digital exam support, ST IT-Support must cancel all onsite-appointmnts in weeks 51 and 52 (Christmas holiday) as well as 1 og 2 (minimum).
I.e. do not expect Dan to be available at the partners' office until end of January 2017.

Update for Windows 10
If you have Windows 10, you probably already received a mail from IT Support about installation of the 1 year Anniversary Update which was released by Microsoft in summer 2016.
If you did not receive the info, please contact IT-Helpdesk.

AU Library

Changes in registration of permanent loans to researchers

Information from Morten Hjorth Gad:
At AU library we are in a process of changing the way we register permanent loans.  In future they will be registered as loans to the individual researcher and consequently appear in your personal library profile. It means that others cannot reserve these books, but also that the system automatically requires a return date. I register these loans for a period of three years.
For you as library user, it means nothing, except that the books are now listed in your personal library profile under "my loan" and that after three years you will receive an email about return, and at that time, you just write to me if you want the loan to continue.
If you have any questions, please fee free to write to mhg@au.dk, or consult me in the partners office (1672-121) where I am on Mondays at 8:30 - 12:00.

Partners office 1672-232

ST and AU partners/Office hours:
- Monday 8-16: AU Library, Morten Hjorth Gad, mhg@au.dk
- Monday  9-12: Dan Guldborg, ST IT, aarhus.st.it@au.dk
- Tuesday 10-12: ST studies, Tina Veirup, tina.veirup@science.au.dk 
- Wednesday 9-15: ST finance, Thomas Lund Hansen, thomaslhansen@au.dk
- Wednesday 9-11.30: ST finance, Rana Elahmad, rana@au.dk
- Thursday 08.30-12: ST HR, Charlotte Illum, charlotte@au.dk

- Friday 8-15: ST finance, Thomas Lund Hansen, thomaslhansen@au.dk

Bo Holm Jacobsen office hours for students
- Tuesday 10-12
- Thursday 16.15-18
Above information is available also on geo.medarbejdere.au.dk, entry page.

Newsletters on the web.
This and all previous newsletters are available also on the Geoscience staff webpages http://geo.medarbejdere.au.dk/en/ - There is a direct link from the entry page.

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