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.