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.

Medienmitteilung Prix Expo 2017
  • 29.09.2017

Prix Expo 2017: Alpines Museum der Schweiz in Bern und Naturhistorisches Museum Neuenburg werden ausgezeichnet

Die Akademie der Naturwissenschaften Schweiz (SCNAT) verleiht dem Alpinen Museum der Schweiz in Bern den Prix Expo 2017 für seine Ausstellung «Wasser unser. Sechs Entwürfe für die Zukunft». Die Jury lobt die eigenständige, mutige und radikale Ausstellung, deren Thematik von höchster Aktualität ist. Gleichzeitig vergibt die SCNAT in diesem Jahr auch den «Prix Expo für langjähriges Engagement». Preisträger ist das Naturhistorische Museum Neuenburg, das für die herausragend Qualität in der Vermittlung von Wissenschaft und Kultur geehrt wird, die diese Einrichtung seit vielen Jahren auszeichnet.
Spotlight on climate in Switzerland. Briefly explained
  • 2017

Spotlight on climate in Switzerland

The average surface temperature of the Earth has seen extraordinarily large increases since the middle of the 20th century – and we know why. It is primarily we humans who change the earth’s energy balance by releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Because of the particular sensitivity of its natural systems to climate change, Switzerland has a vested interest in a quick and comprehensive shift by the international community to a carbon-neutral economy and lifestyle.
Agroinfiltration bei Tabak. Foto: Christoph Lüthi, Forum Genforschung
  • 17.10.2017

SCNAT lanciert Evidence Review Group zur Agrogentechnik

Die Akademie der Naturwissenschaften (SCNAT) hat am Freitag, 1. September 2017, die Evidence Review Group zum Thema «Risiken und Chancen der Gentechnologie in der Landwirtschaft im schweizerischen Kontext» lanciert. Die Expertinnen und Experten werden in den kommenden Monaten die wissenschaftliche Evidenz aus allen Bereichen zu Chancen und Risiken der Gentechnologie in der Landwirtschaft sammeln. Sie werden dazu die relevante wissenschaftliche Literatur zusammentragen und nach gemeinsam vereinbarten Kriterien bewerten, analysieren und synthetisieren. Das Ziel ist ein gemeinsames Verständnis über die verfügbare und fehlende wissenschaftliche Evidenz zu schaffen als Basis für den Dialog mit Politik und Öffentlichkeit.

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.
Atmosphäre der Erde

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.
The pixel detector is pushed into the belly of the CMS experiment. In the middle with a flashlight: Prof. Roland Horisberger, the 'father of the pixel detector'. Photo: M. Brice / CERN

Platform Mathematics, Astronomy and Physics

The «Platform Mathematics, Astronomy and Physics» 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.
Wildtierbeobachtung vom Aussichtspunkt Margunet im Nationalpark

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.
Forschung live: Tournee "Einsichten in die Naturwissenschaften" (Foto: SCNAT/Andrea Yannick)

Plattform natural sciences and regions

An important link between the sciences and the societies are the regionally tied scientific societies. The Platform Sciences and Regions supports, promotes and coordinates the work of these regional societies.

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