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



  • Investing millions in mathematics

    2017-03-24 Press release: The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is continuing its investments in Swedish mathematics research. This year’s grants will make it possible for 13 mathematicians to develop their research, search for the solutions to unsolved problems and to boost Sweden as a research nation.
  • Blood cancer cells and pneumococcal bacteria in focus for this year’s Wallenberg Clinical Scholars

    2017-03-23 Press release: This year’s two Wallenberg Clinical Scholars are each taking on an important medical challenge. Professor Birgitta Henriques Normark wants to find out how new strains of S. pneumoniae form and become resistant to antibiotics. Professor Richard Rosenquist Brandell will study blood cancer cells.
  • Rolf Schock Prizes 2017 awarded to four epoch-makers

    2017-03-15 Press release: The recipients of this year’s Rolf Schock Prizes have had a huge impact in their fields. Thanks to the breadth of the prizes, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, and the Royal Swedish Academy of Music are able to present four outstanding laureates in widely differing disciplines.
  • The mathematician Per Salberger new member of the Academy

    2017-03-09 News: At the General Meeting on 8 March, Per Salberger, Professor at the department Mathematical Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg, was elected Swedish member of the Class for mathematics.
  • Vacancy: Research Assistant at the Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere

    2017-03-07 News: The Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere (GEDB) is now hiring a research assistant to help advance a range of new research initiatives.
  • Academy member Sabin Gold Medal Award Recipient 2017

    2017-03-02 News: Professor Jan Holmgren, member of the Academy's Class for medical sciences, has been awarded the 2017 Sabin Gold Medal Award for his pioneering contributions to oral vaccine research and mucosal immunology, as well as his leadership in the discovery of the world's first effective oral cholera vaccine.



  • Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation – Jubilee symposia

    2017-01-31 News: 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.
  • Six new members elected to the Academy

    2017-01-19 News: At the General Meeting on 11 January Rikard Holmdahl, Karolinska Institutet, Ruth Palmer, University of Gothenburg, Ove Nilsson, Umeå Plant Science Centre and Jarone Pinhassi, Linnaeus University were elected Swedish members of the Academy. Nobel laureates May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser, Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, were elected foreign members of the Academy.
  • This year’s Crafoord Prize is awarded for fundamental discoveries in immune regulation

    2017-01-12 Press release: The Royal Science Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2017 Crafoord Prize in Polyarthritis to Shimon Sakaguchi , Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, Fred Ramsdell , Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, San Francisco, CA, USA, and Alexander Rudensky , Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA