The Introduction Day is Aarhus University’s official event to welcome new members of staff. All new employees are encouraged to participate in the event, which will be held every two to three months.
The event is for all salaried employees - teachers, PhD students, researchers, secretaries, caretakers, consultants, project employees, cleaning staff, etc.
At the introduction day, the new employees will meet the senior management at AU, and be introduced to the university's overall strategies and values. There will be an opportunity to gain insight into the organisational structure, liaison committees, the union representatives, and rules and guidelines for employees at AU. The new employees also gain the opportunity of creating their first network of colleagues in the organization. Furthermore there will be given special aimed information for respectively academic staff (VIP) and technical-administrative staff (TAP).
At the International Center you can find information on immigration, residence and work permits, social conditions, housing, leisure and sports.
The International Citizen Service is the central point of access for all relevant authorities for foreign employees and their accompanying families, and for foreign jobseekers upon their arrival in the Central Denmark Region in Jutland. At the International Citizen Service you can among other things get guidance about your social security number (Cpr. nr.) and tax card.
Address and contacts
International Citizen Service Aarhus
Åboulevarden 31, 1st floor 8000 Aarhus C
Thurs. 13:00 - 17:00
Fri. 9:00 - 13:00
You may also contact International Citizen Service Aarhus on telephone +45 72 22 33 75 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
At the website NewtoDenmark.dk you can find immigration rules for spouses and other information.
International Community supports international employees and their families during their stay in the Aarhus region. The venture of the Community to create social and professional networks to the benefit of expats encompasses a wide range of events, seminars and online activities. They also offer support to companies in their efforts to recruit and retain international employees.
As a member of International Community you will have access to a social as well as a professional network. On their website you will find the online community InterCom, where you can get in touch with other expats and Danes, share experiences and get advice from other members.
You can read the International Community's welcome letter here
The vast majority of children under the age of six are looked after by a childminder or at a day care centre or nursery every day. It is the task of municipal authorities to provide day care facilities, and the options vary from authority to authority.
You can read more about the different options at the International Centre's website
You must apply for a place
It is your job to contact the municipal authorities to book a place for your child. If there are not any places immediately available, the child's name will be placed on a waiting list. The earlier you put down the child's name, the greater the chance of finding a place when you need it.
Contact information and information on how to apply for childcare in Aarhus can be found here.
Information on how digital pay slips work can be found here.
A NemKonto (Easy Account) is an account into which all payments from the state, such as wages, the State Education Grant and Loan Scheme (SU in Danish), housing subsidies, tax rebates, pensions, etc. are paid. When you open a bank account, you therefore also need to choose a NemKonto.
A NemKonto is an ordinary bank account – one you already have. All you need to do is choose which account you want it to be. In other words, you do not need to open a new account.
More information on NemKonto can be found here
When you come to Denmark to work, you must pay tax on your wages to the Danish state. These taxes pay for the Danish welfare system, including child care, education, elderly care, and access to doctors and hospitals. You also benefit from these welfare services.
More information on tax rules for researchers can be found here
The Staff Mobility Unit has prepared a list of practical things you might find helpful when you are about to leave Denmark read more here.
We have prepared an A-Z list of things that are good to know when you are new at iNANO and/or in Denmark.