The whistleblower scheme of the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science allows employees and students to submit information about illegal or reprehensible matters to an impartial unit of the Ministry without having to fear any negative consequences from submitting the information.
The scheme will supplement direct and daily communications at the school. Errors and reprehensible circumstances should therefore initially be attempted solved by contacting e.g. your immediate manager, the HR Department, your employee representative or the work environment representative.
Information submitted to the whistleblower scheme will be received and handled by a limited number of employees in the whistleblower unit, which, in terms of organisation, is located in the department’s compliance unit. Initially, the department’s office for legal affairs will be handling reports during a transitional period.
You can send the information by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by letter to the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science: Uddannelses- og Forskningsministeriet, att. Whistleblowerenheden, Postboks 2135, 1015 København K.
If you send a regular email using the open Internet from a private address, the message will usually not be encrypted. We, therefore, recommend that you send the information securely, e.g. via e-Boks.
You must submit information in good faith, and you are required to have knowledge of or reasonable suspicion about the circumstances you disclose.
The public may be given access to information pertaining to whistleblower cases, including the name of the person submitting the information, unless the report is submitted anonymously. You can read more about the possibility of reporting anonymously by following the link below.
More about the scheme.
Who is covered by the scheme?
The Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s whistleblower scheme comprises the Ministry’s department, the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science as well as The Danish Accreditation Institution, Study Choice Denmark, Danish Decommissioning, The Student Counselling Service, the Royal Danish Academy, Architecture, Design, Conservation and Aarhus School of Architecture.