The pension fund for academics
Danish M.A’s, M.Sc.’s and Ph.D’s who are employed mainly in the public sector at universities and upper secondary schools, pension fund members are covered by collective agreement pension schemes. The pension fund also admits members from the private sector with academic degrees in the above-mentioned areas.
The pension fund has more than 140,000 members. The pension fund is owned by its members, which means that the members and the owners are the same. There are no shareholders and any profits eventually go back to the members.
Annual general meeting
AkademikerPension's highest authority is the annual general meeting. The supervisory board consists of ten members, five of them are directly elected by ballot from among members by members. The Danish Association of Masters and PhDs (DM), the Danish Psychological Association (DP), and the Danish National Union of Upper Secondary School Teachers (GL) appoint one member each, one member is appointed by these organisations jointly while the final member is directly elected by members at the annual general meeting. Supervisory board elections take place every three years.
As a member of AkademikerPension and as a non-Danish citizen, you have the possibility of choosing a pension scheme under section 53A of the Danish Pension Tax Act. This means that your monthly pension contribution is included in your taxable income and taxed according to your taxation status. On the other hand, there is no tax charge for payments on retirement. The same applies, if you choose to have a withdrawal of your pension savings, when you leave Denmark.
Do you have questions regarding your pensionscheme?
You can call our pensionadvisors on + 45 39 150 150 or write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For other questions via email please write to: email@example.com
Monday - Wednesday 9-16
Phone: + 45 39 15 01 02
Fax: +45 39 15 01 99