Services provided by the faculty or unit
The University takes an active role when receiving visitors. The services for international staff are mainly managed and organised in the receiving faculties and units. Other units that take care of procedures concerning incoming staff are Human Resources, International Relations, ICT-services and the Library.
The receiving faculty or unit is your first connection to our University; if you are going to be an employee of the University, the receiving faculty or unit will send you a contract of employment. A grant or scholarship receiver will obtain a contract on the research visit or training period. An invitation letter or other confirmation is possible to get on request. The receiving faculty or unit and also supporting units have contact persons who are able to give you advice when organising your stay. When arriving to the University, your faculty or unit of employment is responsible for organising the integration to the working community and orientation to your tasks. In addition, access to the premises, phones and keys and all the necessary connections for a new employee are automatically taken care of by the receiving faculty. Visiting staff members need to register to the faculty or unit and the contact person will ensure that you receive a user account.
It is important to us to support your settling to your new home town; therefore, every new employee will have a peer support person, a buddy, who will help you with your social integration. The aim is to help you with practicalities and networking to make you feel at home from the very beginning. If such a person has not been found inside the faculty or unit, please do not hesitate to contact the International Relations Office; they will help you find a peer support person.