Public dialogue

The natural sciences are a central pillar of cultural and economic development. Together with its network, SCNAT promotes this awareness and dialogue between science and the general public. It promptly identifies topics which may be important for society in the future, emphasises the need for action and points out conflicting goals. As the independent voice of science, SCNAT offers orientational knowledge in the variety of available information and contributes to the formation of opinion.

Engagements of SCNAT

Thomas Scheurer leitet eine Exkursion im Nationalpark

Platform Sciences and Regions

The platform supports, promotes and coordinates the work of cantonal and regional scientific societies.
Ausschreibung - Mise au concours Prix Expo 2015

Prix Expo

The award for exhibitions that showcase the fascination of natural sciences and nature in a professionally competent manner based on experience.
Prix Média 2016

Prix Média

The award honours media professionals who critically examine scientific topics and present them to a broad audience.
Living Library
Image: Science et Cité
Living Library
Living Library (Image: Science et Cité)

Science et Cité

A competence center of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences and co-founded by SCNAT, the Science et Cité foundation promotes the dialogue between science and society. It promotes the appreciation and understanding of sciences and addresses their opportunities and limitations. It conveys the concerns of the general public to the sciences.



The research magazine reports to a wide audience on the latest findings and development of science in Switzerland.