NOBEL SYMPOSIA

The NOBEL SYMPOSIA present an opportunity for Swedish researchers to organise international conferences at the highest scientific level, bringing them in direct contact with the international research frontier. Since the start in 1965, more than 190 NOBEL SYMPOSIA have been held.

The Programme Committee of the Nobel Foundation is the body that formally approves applications to arrange NOBEL SYMPOSIA.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences receives and coordinates the evaluation of proposals for NOBEL SYMPOSIA in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Economic Sciences. Through major grants from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation it is now possible to arrange one symposium per year in each of these five fields.

Proposals for NOBEL SYMPOSIA in the field of Peace are administered by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

Application NOBEL SYMPOSIA 2026

The Academy invites the Swedish academic community to propose topics for the NOBEL SYMPOSIA 2026 in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Economic Sciences.

Applications are to be submitted no later than 11 October, 2024.

Applications should be made on the application forms below, and be submitted by email to nobelsymposia@kva.se no later than 11 October, 2024.

Contact: Lotta Eberstein, nobelsymposia@kva.se

NOBEL SYMPOSIA 2025

African Youth Show the Way Towards Peace and Democracy. The IYTT Sixth Annual International Youth Conference Inspire Research and Societal Change

Field: Peace
Organiser(s): Urban Strandberg, International Youth Think Tank (IYTT)
Stellenbosch, South Africa

Creative uses of High-Throughput Sequencing

Field: Chemistry
Organiser(s): Johan Elf, Uppsala University

Multiple Sclerosis: from molecular mechanisms to disease-modifying treatments

Field: Physiology or medicine
Organiser(s): Gonçalo Castelo-Branco, Karolinska Institutet

International Trade with Heterogeneous Firms

Field: Economic sciences
Organiser(s): Rikard Forslid, Stockholm University

Palaeogenomics: charting the future of ancient DNA

Field: Physiology or medicine
Organiser(s): Love Dalén, Stockholm University

Chemistry for Sustainability: Fundamental Advances

Field: Chemistry
Organiser(s): Berit Olofsson, Stockholm University

Rethinking Territorial Jurisdiction: normative perspectives on legislation and enforcement in cyberspace

Field: Peace
Organiser(s): Olav Njølstad, Norwegian Nobel Institute

NOBEL SYMPOSIA 2024

TGF-β family: future frontiers in medicine and physiology

Field: Physiology or medicine
Organiser(s): Aristidis Moustakas, Uppsala University

Literary Translation and Nobel Consecration

Field: Litteratur
Organiser(s): Karl Ågerup, Örebro University

Spatial biology in the genomics era

Field: Physiology or medicine
Organiser(s): Joakim Lundeberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Karolinska Institutet

Quantum control of mechanical systems: from fundamental research to technological applications

Field: Physics
Organiser(s): Witlef Wieczorek, Chalmers University of Technology
Stellenbosch, South Africa

Microdevelopment researsh in the last 20 years: what have we learned

Field: Economic sciences
Organiser(s): Jakob Svensson

Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine: Causes, motives, implications

Field: Peace
Organiser(s): Olav Njølstad, Norwegian Nobel Institute

Cardiovascular Diseases

Field: Physiology or medicine
Organiser(s): Göran K. Hansson, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences