About the agency
The Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education has responsibility for all tasks that require particular expertise within the areas of research and education – across all institutions.
The agency 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 lays the foundation for further development of high-quality Danish research and higher education, and works to promote good international interaction in both research and education areas. The agency contributes to new analyses, and follows professional developments and discussions within the sector. The agency also manages tasks that support a high level of quality in national research infrastructure. It is also the Danish space authority.
Other areas covered by the agency include EU and global cooperation within education and research, international education programmes, assessment and recognition of foreign education programmes, accreditation, and the space area.
Moreover, the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education contributes expert knowledge in the provision of ministerial services and policy development in cooperation with the Department.