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Science-based advice at Technical Sciences

Science-based advice

Technical Sciences provides science-based advice to national authorities, government agencies and public administration. The faculty thus helps to ensure independent knowledge as a basis for the development of society. Providing advice is conducted through the national centres DCA and DCE.

Giving advice is part of the science-based advice, which is a common national term for a number of services that universities can provide for the state and other operators. Both the advice and the underlying research activities are carried out by active researchers.

Science-based advice comprises :

  • Science-based advice provided by the researchers in connection with specific orders from ministries, government agencies and public administration.
  • Research that underlies the advice.
  • A number of tasks and services, e.g. in connection with surveillance, monitoring and readiness etc.

The science-based advice is conducted through the national centres DCA - Danish Centre For Food And Agriculture and DCE - Danish Centre For Environment And Energy

Read more about science-based advice here.

Framework and service agreements

The services provided by the research-based public sector consultancy are stipulated in framework agreements concluded by the university with one or more professional ministries. Aarhus University has entered into agreements with the Ministry of the Environment and Food of Denmarl on government services within:

  • Nature and water
  • Arctic conditions
  • Air
  • Emissions and risk assessment
  • Food quality and consumer behavior
  • Plant production
  • Livestock

Read more about framework and service agreements and about quality assurance.

Examples of public sector consultancy tasks

Many years of experience and collaboration between the research areas has created a coherent knowledge base for consultancy on environmental impact, food quality and agricultural production, and this benefits the whole community.

Below you can read about some examples - in Danish - of public sector consultancy tasks carried out by Aarhus University: