"to promote the sciences and strengthen their influence in society"


  • Sustainable seas: New report calls for ambitious action and flexible approach to protect marine sustainability

    2016-01-25 News: Oceans and seas play a crucial role in regulating our climate, nurturing biodiversity, and providing income and food to people around the world. At COP21, governments across the globe agreed that we must set a more aggressive limit for global warming. This limit is one essential step toward a more stable relationship between the ocean and climate. But in spite of this positive direction, marine sustainability faces many challenges.
  • The Crafoord Prizes in Mathematics and Astronomy 2016

    2016-01-14 Press release: The Crafoord Prize in Mathematics is awarded to Yakov Eliashberg, USA, and the Crafoord Prize in Astronomy is awarded to Roy Kerr, New Zealand, and Roger Blandford, USA.
  • Scientific focus on future energy systems

    2016-01-21 News: The scientific journal Ambio has dedicated an issue to a project focused on energy at the turn of the century, initiated by EASAC – the European Academies Science Advisory Council – and led by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
  • Gold Medal for Radiation Protection awarded to American researcher Ethel S. Gilbert

    2016-01-15 News: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Gold Medal for Radiation Protection to Ethel S. Gilbert at National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics, MA, USA. She has notably advanced the scientific understanding of the carcinogenic effects of radiation exposures at low doses and contributed to radiation protection.
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Science in society

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.

Science in society


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Press conference with the Nobel Laureates in Physics and Chemistry and the Laureate in Economic Sciences.

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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.



Postdoctoral scholarships in Japan can now be applied for in most scientific fields mentioned below. Grants/Funding


Crafoord Days

The Crafoord Days 2016 are celebrated in Stockholm and Lund from 24 to 26 May with Prize symposiums, Prize lectures and the Prize award ceremony.

Crafoord Prize

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.


The members

At the General Meeting on 13 January, Robert Berman at Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg was elected to the Academy's Class for mathematics.