Since the establishment of the International Staff Unit (ISU) in 2018, the support for the recruitment, relocation, onboarding and retention of international staff at Aalborg University (AAU) has been coordinated by Kirsten Böttger (strategic planning and communication), Christina Lademann Wiederholt (relocation & onboarding support), Chanette Hendrup Jakobsen (relocation, onboarding support & spouse support), Catarina Bettencourt (communication, cultural training & networking activities) and Lotte Sølvkær (general enquiry & residence and work permits).
In November 2019, we said farewell to Lotte Sølvkær who went to pursue an exciting new professional challenge. Ann Winter was then employed as the new coordinator of ISU.
"I have a BA in Business Language (English and German) from Aalborg University and have worked with holiday home rental for more than 20 years; as web designer, editor, content manager, translator and photographer. But it was time to try something new. When I saw the job advertisement, I was immediately tempted to apply. I thought, working with internationalisation in an educational environment must surely be inspiring" says Ann.
Ann was offered the position in December 2019 and has been working at ISU for one month. "In my new and very interesting job, I am responsible for helping AAU's international Ph.D. students, guest researchers and employees with their residence and work permits. In between the permits, I am also going to work with web content creation and editing, engage myself in data management and event planning, among other things". Ann continues, "I am looking forward to continue working at ISU with my amazing colleagues, getting to know the job better and be able to provide useful information in order to help our international staff and guest researchers thrive at AAU and in Denmark".
We - the remaining members of the International Staff Unit (ISU) - could not be happier with Ann.