ICRI 2012

The Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education

The Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education (Higher Education Ministry) is a new ministry, established on 3 October 2011.

Ministry aims to create knowledge, growth and welfare in Denmark, as it takes its place in 
 an increasingly globalised world.

 The vision is to create the best possible conditions for research, higher education and
 innovation in Europe, i.e., taking an initiative for a number of important strategies to ensure
 successful and sustainable growth. 

The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation (DASTI)
The national research infrastructures programme, as well as Danish memberships of large-scale international research infrastructures are managed and supervised from DASTI’s special division for Research Infrastructures. All funds for the national research infrastructures programme are implemented by the Danish Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation in close dialogue with the stakeholder community.
Since 2007, the Danish government and the signatory parties to the 2006 Agreement on Future Prosperity, Welfare and Investments in the Future (the Welfare Agreement) have allocated a total of more than DKK 800 million from the Danish Globalisation Fund, to a special programme designed to finance investments in large-scale research infrastructures of national importance.
In 2010, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation’s Action Plan for Research Infrastructures, analysed the first allocations and experiences from the National Programme for Research Infrastructures in the years 2007-2009, with a view to assessing the need for any changes and adjustments to the national measures. The action plan clearly identified a need to support more long-term prioritisation of national needs for research infrastructure, both in Denmark and abroad, thus underlining the need for both scientific and political considerations when allocating funds, as well as, providing policy-relevant advice on research infrastructures.
To that end, Denmark has in 2011 drawn up its first national roadmap, identifying the principal research infrastructures over an extended period of years.
A link to the Danish Roadmap for Research Infrastructures can be found here: