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  • 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
  • Two new members elected to the Academy

    2015-01-21 News: At the General Meeting on 14 January, Peter Fredriksson, Professor of Economics at Stockholm University, and Peter Hedström, Professor of analytical sociology at Linköping University, was elected Swedish members of the Academy's Class for social sciences.
  • 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.
  • New investment offensive threatens EU research funding

    2014-12-19 News: The European Commission recently proposed the formation of an investment fund to boost European competitiveness and create new jobs. Although the purpose of this initiative is well-intentioned, a major problem is that a disproportionately large share of the money will be taken from the already decided EU research budget.
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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

Events

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  • Ordinary General Meeting February

    2015-02-11  Meetings: Meeting for members of the Academy. Please note that only Academy members may attend.
  • Mediemetamorfoser
    Teknik, estetik, politik i filmen

    2015-02-11  Popular science lectures: Öppen föreläsning med Astrid Söderbergh Widding, professor i filmvetenskap och rektor för Stockholms universitet från den första februari 2013 samt ledamot av Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien.
  • Marine Research

    2015-02-17  Scientific symposia: We gather world leading and prominent local scientists to present the present state of the art in several marine research fields, in a meeting commemorating the 275 year anniversary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
  • Ordinary General Meeting March

    2015-03-11  Meetings: Meeting for members of the Academy. Please note that only Academy members may attend.
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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

Scholarships and grants for research in biosciences, from Anna-Greta and Holger Crafoord´s Fund, is now announced.

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Postdoc scholarships to Japan may now be applied for in most subject areas. Grants/Funding

Nobel 2014

The official Nobel Lectures by this year's Nobel Laureates in Physics and Chemistry, and the Laureate in Economic Sciences, was helt at Aula Magna, Stockholm, 8 December. The lectures can be viewed at KVATV.se.

The Nobel Lectures 2014
Vacancy

The Future Earth Secretariat is seeking a Director for its Global Hub in Stockholm, Sweden.

Global Hub Director

Members

At the General Meeting on 14 January, Peter Fredriksson, Professor of Economics at Stockholm University, and Peter Hedström, Professor of analytical sociology at Linköping University, was elected Swedish members of the Academy's Class for social sciences.

Members
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