Emergency Response

Aarhus University-wide emergency response must ensure that the university is informed as soon as possible about acute physical threats and have management and relevant staff activated to deal with the situation as soon as possible.

How to react in case of a fire, accident or life-threatening situation:

Follow AU's general instructions


  • Stop the accident if you can without putting yourself at risk
  • Call 112 and evacuate if necessary
  • Call AU’s emergency phone number (+45) 87 15 26 17
  • Then contact following, depending on the location:

Emergency preparedness at Aarhus University
Fire extinguishers - how to use them (in danish)

What can you do?

  • Read about the University-wide emergency response plan at beredskab.au.dk and keep up to date.
  • If you are designated to have a special emergency role, you have received an action card that you should have on you.
  • Keep an eye on the alarm instructions, which hangs in all buildings at AU. Download and print if missing in some places or where it is appropriate.
  • Update your phone list/contacts in your phone with relevant people’s contact info.
  • Review the crisis procedures in your department. Discuss what could be a realistic crisis at your department – see overview of crisis scenarios.
  • Inform new colleagues about the emergency response. 

Evacuation and fire drills 2021-2022

Below are the latest evacuation drills. Lone Ottosen is the coordinator.

  • Exercise held in the Herbarium, building 1137 - 1 December 2021 at 11:30
  • Exercise held in building 1130-1135 - December 1, 2021 at 10:45
  • Exercise held in building 1530, 1531, 1535, 1540, 1550 - December 14th, 2022 at 10:15
  • Need to hold an exercise in "Biologiens Hus", building 1221-1223

In case of an emergency

  • BE PREPARED make sure that your mobile is charged and switched on.
  • REMEMBER YOUR NETWORK inform those who may be called on to take your place. 
  • THINK ABOUT what to wear, as you may have to spend time outdoors.
  • IF YOU ARE CALLED TO ACTION cancel all your engagements and inform your network (work and home).
  • ONLY SPEAK to the press by agreement with AU’s head of press and communication.