Research at AGES

Research and development as well as the related knowledge transfer activities have a high priority at AGES – not only because of its tradition, linked to the 18 formerly independent institutions, but also due to its claim of being an expert organisation.

Knowledge transfer activities are accomplished through publications and the lecture activities of AGES experts as well as via the AGES Academy programme.

Research at AGES is applied research. Generating new knowledge from existing knowledge, e.g. through studies and evaluations, as well as analysis performances, e.g. through method development, are the focus of research and experimental development (R&D) at AGES.

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 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.

Knowledge transfer activities of AGES

500 presentations delivered to professional audiences
50 scientific publications
150 articles published in specialist journals or conference proceedings
approximately 80 ongoing research projects
50 stakeholder events by the AGES Academy

Knowledge transfer activities are carried out within the framework of BTSF (Better Training for Safer Food), Twinning, TAIEX und Capacity Building / advice of authorities and QuANGO.

Knowledge Transfer and Science Communications

We offer specific information, seminars, training and scientific advice to the professional public upon request.

Pool of experts

1,387 employees
570 experts
395 of which are academic staff
350 of whom hold a doctorate's degree and 13 hold a post-doctoral degree (habilitation)
290 thereof are reviewers and/or evaluators

400 experts working in R&D or knowledge transfer activities
200 AGES employees with duties in 600 national and/or international panels