Core Group Leaders & Administration

Core Group Leaders

Poul Nissen

Prof. Poul Nissen is the Director of DANDRITE and part of the core group leader team. On March 5, 2014, he was appointed Director for a period of four years (by recommendation from the Executive board) after having served as interim Director in DANDRITE’s first establishment year.

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Anders Nykjær

Prof. Anders Nykjær is part of the core group leader team.

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Research group

Poul Henning Jensen

Prof. Poul Henning Jensen is part of the core group leader team.

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Research group


As an interdisciplinary and cross faculty research institute between Faculty of Science and Technology (ST) and Faculty of Health (HE) at Aarhus University, both DANDRITE’s research activities and administrative organization are crossing traditional collaborative and organizational borders.

The local DANDRITE administration serves as the single point of contact for administrative issues for all DANDRITE staff and students. The mission of the DANDRITE administration is to cater all needs connected to DANDRITE core activities and ensure that research groups does not experience any administrative obstacles. All DANDRITE's staff and students are therefore strongly encouraged to come to the DANDRITE administration with all issues regarding employment/HR, visits, recruitments, salery, etc.

The general AU administration is primarily centrally organized comprising all administrative service areas: AU Research and Talent, AU Finance and Planning, AU HR, AU Studies Administration, AU Communication, AU IT, AU Knowledge Exchange. Secondarily the same administrative service areas has front office operations, which are organized in four administration centers that serve units in each of the four main academic areas at the university (ST and HE are two of the academic areas). Therefore, the local DANDRITE administration depends on the administrative services of both the ST and HE front offices.

Chief Administrative Officer

Else Magård

Else Mågard is the Chief Administrative Officer at DANDRITE. She is the main contact person for DANDRITE's staff and students regarding administrative issues.

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Administrative support

Karen Bech

Karen Bech is Communications assistant at DANDRITE and Personal assistant for DANDRITE Director Poul Nissen.

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Maria Thykær Jensen

Maria Thykær Jensen is Administration and Communications assistant at DANDRITE

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Susanne Schousboe Sjøgaard

Susanne Schousboe Sjøgaard is Scientific Coordinator at DANDRITE and Personal assistant for Core Group Leader Anders Nykjær.

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Kathrine Hennings

Kathrine Hennings is Student assistant in the administration at DANDRITE.

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