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


  • Neonicotinoids: European Science Academies call for debate that expands beyond bees

    2015-04-09 News: In the wake of restrictions placed on neonicotinoids by the European Commission, EASAC (the European Academies' Science Advisory Council), with representation from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, has examined the scientific evidence about the impact of these insecticides not only on honey bees but on wider ecosystem services and agriculture in a new report.
  • Vacancy: Future Earth Research Liaison Officers

    2015-04-08 News: Future Earth is seeking Research Liaison Officers for its globally distributed Secretariat located at Boulder (USA), Montreal (Canada), Paris (France), Stockholm (Sweden) and Tokyo (Japan).
  • RSAS researchers receive five million in funding from the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation

    2015-04-08 News: A group of researchers at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has received five million krona in project funding from the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation. The group includes Johan Gars from the Academy programme Global Economic and Dynamics (GEDB) and Gustav Engström and Chandra Kiran from the Beijer Institute. The project aims to study how biophysical processes interact with socio-economics.
  • 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.
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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.

Science in society


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

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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 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.