David Budtz Pedersen is Professor and Co-Director of the Humanomics Research Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark.
His research focuses on science and higher education policy, impact assessment, and sciencebased policy. Dr. Budtz Pedersen is Strategic Adviser to the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.
David Budtz has about 75 entries on his list of publications ranging from research papers, research monographs, edited volumes, policy reports, op-ed columns and newspaper articles. He has given 200+ academic talks and invited lectures in more than 20 countries. David regularly works as a science policy adviser.
He entered the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science in 2005, working in technological foresight and science policy until 2012. In 2007, he became a member of the European Commission’s Programme Committee for the Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities, dealing with analysis and priority-setting in SSH research.
In 2014, he supported the Danish government in organizing and hosting Europe’s largest interdisciplinary conference EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF2014) with more than 4.300 delegates.
More recently, David was the organiser of the INGSA co-organized conference “Science Advice in Denmark and the Nordic Countries” April 26-27 2017.