the science advice, that was created 1957, is the most important science-political consulting committee in Germany. It advises federation and countries in questions of the contentwise and structural development of universities as well as the national promotion of Forschungseinrichtugen and expresses in addition recommendations. These are concerned with thatscientific institutions (Universities of, professional schools, research establishments), in addition, with spreading questions of the science system (like for example the university entrance or the teacher formation). To the tasks of the science advice belongs further:
- Accreditation of non-governmental universities (since 2001)
- evaluation of non-university research establishments
- consultation of the federation and thatCountries for research promotion (sstruktur)
- investigations and consultation to questions of the development of the Wissenschaftsystems in Germany
carrier of the committee are the governments of the federation and the sixteen countries. The plenary assembly of the science advice consists of two equal commissions: the scientific commission with scientists and representatives of the public lifeand the administrative commission with representatives of federation and countries. Consultation of the science advice takes place quarterly.
The office of the science advice is in Cologne.
- German research council
- Max-Planck company
- university rectors conference, conference of Secretary of cultural affairs
- helmet getting time community
- Leibniz community