Swiss Academy of Sciences

“A network of knowledge for the benefit of the society”: the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) is committed to the future of science and to the society at regional, national and international level.

The Academy,

  • a reliable partner with a broad expertise and a large network
  • a successful facilitator between sciences, politics and society
  • organised in six competent platforms

Our platforms

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Platform Biology

The Platform Biology unites researchers from eighteen scientific associations and five national committees in the field of biology. It promotes the transfer of knowledge and the formation of networking opportunities for the different specialist fields. Through the provision of expertise the platform generates and maintains a dialogue to the benefit of society and politics.
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Platform Chemistry

The «Platform Chemistry» unites and mediates knowledge in the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering and food technology. It builds the grounds for knowledge transfer within these disciplines.
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Platform Geosciences

The Platform Geosciences unifies all the societies and commissions of the Academy that are active in the field of geoscience. It acts as an interface between the various academic disciplines of geosciences as well as between research, practice, administration, politics and the public.

Platform Mathematics, Astronomy and Physics

It incorporates scientific societies and workgroups dedicated to the areas of mathematics, astronomy and physics. The platform’s main functions are the support of the organisations’ activities as wells as the coordination and promotion of research and education in the field of MAP.
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Platform Science and Policy

The «Platform Science and Policy» (Platform SAP) of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) is focused on issues on socially relevant topics from a scientific, interdisciplinary perspective. By providing scientific knowledge to the discourse of politics, administration, economy and society, it supports the development of solutions to social issues.
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Platform Sciences and regions

The Platform supports, promotes and coordinates the work of the regional scientific societies as important links between science and society.


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Wegen dem Coronavirus hat die Geschäftsleitung der Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz verschiedene Massnahmen beschlossen, die auch für die SCNAT gelten.


Marcel Tanner, President SCNAT

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Jürg Pfister, Segretario generale SCNAT

Jürg Pfister
Secretary general

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