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Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation – Jubilee symposia
To celebrate 100 years in support of excellent Swedish research and education, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation arranges, in collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Swedish universities, a series of symposia in areas where the Foundation has provided substantial financial support throughout the years.
The 100 years anniversary will be celebrated with the following symposia:
- Lund, 4 April, Big Questions in Astrophysics – The Next Decades
- Umeå 19 June, Infection Research to Meet Current and Future Challenges
- Linköping, 13 September - Materials and Technology for a Digital Future
- Stockholm, 15 September, Molecular Life Science
- Uppsala, 21 September, Human Progress in the 21st Century – Bright and Dark Sides of Democratization
- Gothenburg, 28 September, Metabolism – The Foundation of Life
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation was established in 1917. The Foundation’s aim is to benefit Sweden by supporting Swedish basic research and education, mainly in medicine, technology and the natural sciences. This is achieved through grants to excellent researchers and to projects.
During the Foundation’s 100 years SEK 24 billion has been awarded in grants, of which SEK 1.7 billion yearly in recent years, to excellent research and education, making the Foundation one of the largest private funders of scientific research in Europe.