Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien
MottoFör efterkommande
(For posterity)
Formation2 June 1739
HeadquartersStockholm, Sweden
470 Members
175 Foreign members
Dan Larhammar
Secretary General

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (Swedish: Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien) is one of the royal academies of Sweden. Founded on June 2, 1739, it is an independent, non-governmental scientific organization which takes special responsibility for promoting the natural sciences and mathematics and strengthen their influence in society, whilst endeavouring to promote the exchange of ideas between various disciplines.

The goals of the academy are:

  • to be a forum where researchers meet across subject boundaries,
  • to offer a unique environment for research,
  • to provide support to younger researchers,
  • to reward outstanding research efforts,
  • to communicate internationally among scientists,
  • to advance the case for science within society and to influence research policy priorities
  • to stimulate interest in mathematics and science in school, and
  • to disseminate and popularize scientific information in various forms.

Every year the academy awards the Nobel Prizes in physics and in chemistry, the Bank of Sweden's economics prize in Alfred Nobel's memory, the Crafoord Prize, the Sjöberg Prize and a number of other major awards.The Academy maintains close relations with foreign academies, learned societies and international scientific organizations and also promotes international scientific cooperation. The Academy of Sciences is located within the Stockholm region’s Royal National City Park.


Main building of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm.

International Prizes

National prizes

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