"to promote the sciences and strengthen their influence in society"
Reindeers, Sarek. Foto: Oskar Karlin
  • 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.
  • Paul Shrivastava named Executive Director of Future Earth

    2015-02-13 News: The International Council for Science (ICSU), on behalf of the Science & Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability, have announced the appointment of Paul Shrivastava as Executive Director of Future Earth.
  • The Crafoord Prize in Biosciences 2015

    2015-01-15 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2015 Crafoord Prize in Biosciences to
    Richard Lewontin, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, and
    Tomoko Ohta, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan
  • New leaders elected for the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

    2014-12-18 Press release: At yesterday’s General Meeting, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences elected its two foremost representatives, who will take over the roles of the current President and Permanent Secretary on 1 July 2015.
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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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  • 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. 
  • Ordinary General Meeting March

    2015-03-11  Meetings: Meeting for members of the Academy. Please note that only Academy members may attend.
  • Realising the full potential of electron cryo-microscopy in structural biology

    2015-03-11  Scientific lectures: Open lecture by Richard Henderson, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, UK.
  • 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.
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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.





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

At the General Meeting on 11 February, Hans Ringström, Professor of Mathematics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, was elected Swedish member of the Academy's Class for mathematics.

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