AGES in numbers

Foundation: 1 June 2002 as a limited liability company, attached to the Federal Minister for Health and Women’s Affairs and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management. AGES was stablished on the basis of a Federal law with a public service mission.

With its inception 18 federal agencies and federal agencies in the areas of food testing, veterinary medicine and agriculture were merged into one company.

Since then, the AGES operates at six locations in Austria. 82 reference centers and laboratories provide scientific expertise to the work of a total of 1,360 employees.

Foundation: 1 June 2002 as a limited liability company, attached to the Federal Minister for Health and Women’s Affairs and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management. AGES was stablished on the basis of a Federal law with a public service mission.

With its inception 18 federal agencies and federal agencies in the areas of food testing, veterinary medicine and agriculture were merged into one company.

Since then, the AGES operates at six locations in Austria. 82 reference centers and laboratories provide scientific expertise to the work of a total of 1,360 employees.

Facts & Figures 2016

Locations

6 Locations in Austria with 11 Operating Facilities
Headquater: Spargelfeldstraße 191 | 1220 Wien

Infrastructure

96 Laboratories
4 Reference stations in 4 climatic regions with a total of 33,000 experimental facilities
2 Research glasshouses (Linz, Vienna)

Human resources

1.398 Staff (percentage of women 60 %)
Represented Experts in over 900 national and international committees

Management

11 Board members of the Supervisory Board (percentage of women 55 %)
1 CEO (percentage of women 0 %)
17 Staff of management level 1 (percentage of women 31 %)
41 Staff of management level 2 (percentage of women 34 %)

Scientific Expertise

Knowledge transfer and research activities

Completed 51 knowledge transfer Projects
Completed 85 research and development projects

Scientific information and communications work

40,102 Risk assessments and scientific advices
79 Scientific publications - peer reviewed
87 Articles in conference transcripts (Abstracts)
3 Articles  in books and monographs
176 Popular scientific articles / artivles in specialist magazines (editorials, reviews)
79 Posters
689 Lectures and presentations
17 Research reports

53 Events and trainings organised by the AGES Academy with over 4,537 participants 
20 Guides and delegation visits

Analytical Competence

678,178 Samples
1,350 accredited Methods

63 National Reference Laboratories
21 National Reference Centers
11 state-run laboratories with special functions
1 Official Medicines Control Laboratory

Public Relations

70 Product Recalls / Product Warnings and Safety Information
36 Press Releases
13 Newsletter
627,824 Accesses to the AGES website
2,816 Media Reports

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