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International Staff Unit

International Staff Unit

Aalborg University welcomes International Staff and PhD Students

International Staff Unit (ISU) wishes to provide you with information on how to make your way to Aalborg University as smooth as possible, as well as your stay.

As an international employee, International Staff Unit is your partner. We can help you before arrival, upon arrival, during your stay and if you want to leave the university again. If you have any questions regarding your stay in Denmark, please do not hesitate to contact or visit us.

International Staff Unit is responsible for applying for residence and work permits for international employees and PhD students.



The International Staff Unit (ISU) is a new function within Aalborg University, which aims to promote internationalization by supporting the process of recruitment, relocation, onboarding, and retention of international academic staff. With our ISU manager Kirsten Böttger joining us at the beginning of January 2018, the new unit has been growing steadily and by April 1st, ISU will be complete with one manager, two partners, one officer and one coordinator, all ready and eager to help.

In the International Staff Unit, we look forward to helping AAU’s international staff off to a good start when they relocate to Denmark. In order to assure a smooth and trouble-free transition, ISU will be a ‘single-point-of-contact’ for international staff and their families, as well as for AAU’s faculties and departments.

Once ISU is fully staffed, we also look forward to offering AAU’s international staff a much wider array of social events and activities, if you have any suggestions or recommendations as to what these may be, or if we can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

For more information on the new team set-up, please see the AAU Inside article here.


News and events

News and information about events of special interest to international staff/guests at Aalborg University will be published at this webpage (see below) and/or at Facebook. Each month we hold a Welcome Meeting for new internationals with lots of valuable information upon arrival. Every second Wednesday in even weeks you can join the International Staff Café.