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  • 17 researchers receive funding from Sweden’s most ambitious programme to support mathematicians

    2015-03-26 Press release: The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation in collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences have decided to strengthen Swedish research in Mathematics. The aim is for Sweden to regain a position at the international cutting edge. Approximately SEK 200 million will be made available over a six-year period.
  • Four prominent Swedish researchers are the first Wallenberg Clinical Scholars

    2015-03-25 Press release: The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is investing almost SEK 600 million over a ten-year period in the research programme Wallenberg Clinical Scholars. The first researchers to receive funding are: Peter Andersen, Umeå University, Anna Wedell, Karolinska Institutet, and David Erlinge and Martin L. Olsson, both at Lund University.
  • Five new members elected to the Academy

    2015-03-13 News: At the General Meeting on 11 March, Maria Falkenberg, University of Gothenburg, Dan I. Andersson, Uppsala University, Gunnar C. Hansson, University of Gothenburg, Katarina Le Blanc, Karolinska Institutet and Jan Nilsson, Lund University, were elected Swedish members of the Academy.
  • More standardised research needed to clarify effects of reindeer grazing

    2015-02-23 News: Views on how reindeer affect vegetation in mountain areas have varied over time. EviEM, the Mistra Council for Evidence-Based Environmental Management, has collated existing knowledge in this area. Its review shows that research needs to be more standardised if it is to answer questions about the impacts of reindeer grazing.
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Science in society


Recommendations for an ageing Europe
Low fertility rates, an ageing population and increased migration within Europe pose significant challenges for policymakers according to a joint statement published by eight European academies of science.

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Events

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  • Ingvar Lindqvistdagen 2015

    2015-03-30  Teachers' days: Lärare, skolledare och andra intresserade är varmt välkomna till en eftermiddag som fokuserar på frågeställningar i skolan och nya idéer kring undervisning. Bland annat presenterar årets Ingvar Lindqvistpristagare sin undervisning. 
  • Gregori Aminoff Prize symposium 2015

    2015-03-30  Scientific symposia: The Gregori Aminoff Prize rewards documented, individual contributions in the field of crystallography, including areas concerned with the dynamics of the formation and determination of crystal structures.
  • Högtidssammankomst 2015

    2015-03-31  Meetings: Kungl. Vetenskapsakademiens årliga högtidssammankomst. Invited guests only. 
  • The Academy closed during Easter holidays

    2015-04-02  General: The Academy secretariat closes at 4 pm on 1 April and reopens at 9 am on 7 April.
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KVATV.se

 

Press conference with the Nobel Laureates in Physics and Chemistry and the Laureate in Economic Sciences 2014.

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Education

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.

Education

Grants/Funding

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

Prizes

Crafoord Days 2015

From 5 to 7 May, this years Crafoord Laureates are celebrated in Stockholm with the Crafoord Prize symposium and award ceremony, and  in Lund with the Prize lectures.

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Nobel 2014

The official Nobel Lectures by the Nobel Laureates in Physics and Chemistry, and the Laureate in Economic Sciences, can be viewed at KVATV.se.

The Nobel Lectures 2014

The members

Maria Falkenberg, University of Gothenburg. Photo: Private

At the General Meeting on 11 March, Maria Falkenberg, University of Gothenburg, Dan I. Andersson, Uppsala University, Gunnar C. Hansson, University of Gothenburg, Katarina Le Blanc, Karolinska Institutet and Jan Nilsson, Lund University, were elected Swedish members of the Academy.

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