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Rector may re-apply for his job

Rector will neither confirm, nor deny that he is a candidate for his own job from November 2013

Ralf Hemmingsen may end up applying himself for another term as Rector.

This is what can be concluded after he declined to comment on his possible candidature to the Danish-language media on this platform,

After serving 2 terms, a total of 8 years in 2013 as Rector, Ralf Hemmingsen’s contract expires on 1 November. The University’s board of directors has already placed ads on several job sites for the high-profile job, which entails research merits, professor level experience, managerial skills and strong communication skills.

No comment

Answering the question of whether he would seek another term, Ralf Hemmingsen responded that he would not comment on the question concerning the taking up of the Rector’s position.

There is nothing formally in the statutes to prevent the 63-year old Ralf Hemmingsen from re-applying for his own position.

Rector Ralf Hemmingsen has been criticised for his handling of the Milena Penkowa fraud scandal in recent years. But he has also presided over growth in student numbers and a budget surplus.

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