"to promote the sciences and strengthen their influence in society"
At the General Meeting on 8 June Susanne Åkesson and Christer Löfstedt, both Professors of ecology at Lund University, were elected members of the Academy’s Class for Biosciences.
At the General Meeting on 11 May, Johan Elf, Uppsala University, Kálmán Szabó, Stockholm University and Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede, Chalmers University of Technology were elected Swedish members. Michael Tomasello, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany, and Michael J. Puett, Harvard University, MA, USA were elected foreign members.
2016-05-10 Press release:
Bengt Sjöberg, resident in Hong Kong but originally from Lysekil, Sweden, has founded the Sjöberg Foundation, to which he has donated SEK 2 billion. His hope is that this donation will make a difference to cancer research and the treatment currently received by cancer patients.
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Academy statement on homeopathic products
In May 2015, the Academy made a critical statement concerning a report from the Swedish Medical Products Agency (MPA) on homeopathic products.
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The Academy secretariat is closed from 11 July and reopens on 15 August. The Academy wishes everyone a nice summer and welcome to the autumn events!
Meeting for members of the Academy. Please note that only Academy members may attend.
2016-09-14 Popular science lectures:
Open Academy Lecture by Minik Rosing, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
2016-09-15 Teachers' days:
Välkommen till en av höstens sex avgiftsfria inspirationsdagar för lärare inom naturvetenskap i gymnasiet och grundskolan.
Spinning Black Holes, Crafoord Laureate Roy Kerr, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
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The Academy has long considered it important to foster the teaching of science and mathematics in Swedish schools. Since the beginning of the 1980s, the Academy has initiated and become involved in many activities seeking to improve school teaching and attract people to learn natural science.
The application/nomination period for the Wallenberg Academy Program in Mathematics ends 5 October.
Scholarships open for application
The 2016 Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry and the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel will be announced at press conferences at the Academy 4, 5 and 10 October 2016, 11:45 CET at the earliest.
Each year, the Academy awards the Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry and the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, but also many other prizes in recognition of distinguished achievements.
At the General Meeting on 8 June Susanne Åkesson and Christer Löfstedt, both Professors of ecology at Lund University, were elected members of the Academy's Class for Biosciences.