Knowledge transfer & research

Research and development, as well as the associated transfer of knowledge are already of great importance in the AGES from the tradition of the 18 predecessor organisations.
The knowledge transfer activities are carried out through publications and lectures by the experts in the AGES and the AGES Academy program.

The research of AGES is applied research. The focus of research and experimental development is the generation of new knowledge from existing knowledge through studies and evaluations, but also by carrying out analyses and the development of methods.

Strengths of AGES

  • sustainable institutional knowledge
  • broad range of specific and practical expertise (across sectors)
  • comprehensive and high-quality data from official and regulatory activities such as analysis and experimentation
  • research infrastructure, such as reference laboratories, experimental stations
  • AGES topics are highly relevant, both in the medium and long term, on a political as well as on an economical level
  • AGES cooperates in research projects and is a partner in bilateral, European and international capacity building projects and/or the organiser thereof, respectively.

Pool of experts 2018

  • 1.412 employees       
  • 710 academic staff   
  • 301 of whom hold a doctorate's degree       
  • 14 of whom hold a post-doctoral degree (habilitation)        

Knowledge transfer activities 2018 

  • 82 scientific publications peer reviewed      
  • 114 media and specialist journals     
  • 63 posters      
  • 639 lectures   
  • 16 research papers   
  • 6 book contributions  
  • 19 AGES publication series/reports with AGES editorship/participation