"to promote the sciences and strengthen their influence in society"
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.
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.
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
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.
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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.
Meeting for members of the Academy. Please note that only Academy members may attend.
2015-03-11 Scientific lectures:
Open lecture by Richard Henderson, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, UK.
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.
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.
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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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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
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.