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.

18th Swiss Global Change Day - Live on Twitter
  • 11.04.2017

18th Swiss Global Change Day - Live on Twitter

Follow the reporting about the event live on Twitter #SGCD17
Nachhaltigkeitsprogramm an Schweizer Universitäten
  • 06.04.2017

Nachhaltigkeitsprogramm an Schweizer Universitäten erfolgreich abgeschlossen

Nachhaltigkeit steht prominent auf den Agenden der Schweizer Universitäten. Dazu trug auch das mit rund vier Millionen Franken dotierte Förderprogramm «Sustainable Development at Universities» des Bundes bei. Koordiniert von den Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz unterstützte es in den vergangenen vier Jahren 54 Projekte. Die Verantwortlichen ziehen am Sustainable University Day in Basel eine positive Bilanz. Zum Nachfolgeprogramm für Studierende läuft bereits die erste Ausschreibung.
Der Schweizerische Nationalpark (H. Lozza)
  • 30.05.2017

2. Tagung Parkforschung Schweiz

Die Parkforschung Schweiz organisiert zum zweiten Mal eine nationale Tagung zur Forschung in Pärken von nationaler Bedeutung und UNESCO-Weltnaturerbestätten. Ziel der Tagung ist es, aufzuzeigen welche Themen in Pärken in der Schweiz aktuell untersucht werden und Ergebnisse gemeinsam mit der Praxis zu reflektieren.

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

bird flowers

Platform Biology

The Platform for Biology of the Swiss Academy of Sciences 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.
atomic structure chemistry

Platform Chemistry

The “Platform Chemistry” unites and mediates knowledge in the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering and food technology. As one of the six platforms of the Swiss Academy of Natural Sciences (SCNAT), 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” (Platform MAP) of the Swiss Academy of Science (SCNAT) 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 (NWR) of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) supports, promotes and coordinates the work of these regional societies.

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Marcel Tanner und Jürg Pfister

Prof. Marcel Tanner
President

Dr. Jürg Pfister
Secretary General

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