About the agency

Danish Agency for Institutions and Educational Grants is an agency in the Ministry of Higher Education and Science. The Agency handles tasks within allocation and adminstration of grants and funding to institutions and has the main contact with the institutions.

The Danish Agency for Institutions and Educational Grants has undertaken tasks which used to belong under the two former agencies: the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation and the Danish Agency for Higher Education. The former agencies were closed 31 December 2016.

The agency has primary responsibility for institutions that fall under the Ministry of Higher Education and Science, including all higher education institutions, public research foundations, GTS (Advanced Technology Group) institutes, etc. The agency allocates and administrates grants and funding to institutions and has the main contact and dialogue with institutions regarding control of targets and results, inspection and administration.
 
The agency also has primary responsibility for SU (Danish students' Grants and Loans Scheme), including regular educational grants, the state's adult education grants, as well as other special grant schemes for educational applicants. The agency also has responsibility for ongoing operation and development of SU systems, as well as sector- and institutional-related IT.
 
Furthermore, the Danish Agency for Institutions and Educational Grants contributes expert knowledge in the provision of ministerial services and policy development in cooperation with the Department.

last modified Jan 03, 2017