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


  • Barbara Cannon recieves Japanese order

    2016-04-29 News: The former President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Barbara Cannon, will recieve the japanese Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star “for contribution to the promotion of scientific and technological exchanges and mutual understanding between Japan and Sweden.”
  • Crafoord Prize laureates lectures in Lund 24 May

    2016-04-25 Press release: The Crafoord Prize laureates 2016 is awarded to three top scientists for their groundbreaking discoveries. Two laureates shares the prize in astronomy and one is awarded the prize in mathematics. During the Crafoord Days lectures is held in Lund, Sweden, by the laureates.  The Crafoord foundation, based in Lund, annually awards Crafoord Prize, one of the most prestigious scientific awards in the World. 
  • Vacancy: Post-Doctoral Fellowship on Global Economic Dynamics and Environmental Sustainability

    2016-04-28 News: The research programme Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere (GEDB) is hiring one (possibly two) Post-Doctoral Fellow(s) to develop our work to understand how various aspects of the global economy are driving and affecting social-ecological dynamics across multiple scales.
  • Five high-level Swedish researchers to be Wallenberg Clinical Scholars

    2016-04-13 Press release: The five clinical researchers study common diseases such as Parkinson’s, kidney failure, osteoporosis, dementia and cardiovascular diseases. The individual funding of SEK 15 million provides them with the opportunity to deepen their research and disseminate their results in healthcare.
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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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Nobel Laureate Aziz Sancar at Kungsholmens gymnasium, 2015-12-09.

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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

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 April Karl Anker Jørgensen, Professor at Aarhus University, was elected foreign member of the Academy's Class for chemistry.