Swiss Academy of Sciences

SCNAT and its network are committed to a sustainable science and society. They support policy-making, administration and business with expert knowledge and actively participate in public discourse. They strengthen the exchange across scientific disciplines and promote early career academics.

In focus

Agriculture and wind power

Sustainability Research Initiative

The project promotes research for sustainable development and brings together key players to define research priorities.
CMS particle physics detector on the  Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

Roadmaps for research infrastructures

On behalf of the Federal Government, SCNAT draws up the bases for deciding on the funding of financially intensive research facilities.

Scientific collections

Collections in museums and universities are to be processed, digitised and made available to researchers.
1. Schweizer Landschaftskongress
Image: Manu Friedrich
1. Schweizer Landschaftskongress
1. Schweizer Landschaftskongress (Image: Manu Friedrich)

Swiss Landscape Congress

Landscapes are constantly changing – whether due to natural processes, human activities or changing perceptions. At the Swiss Landscape Congress, representatives from the fields of politics and practice, research and educationteaching meet to discuss and develop solutions for the qualitative development of the Swiss landscape. Website (in German or French)


Factsheet Open Science Switzerland


With their publications, SCNAT and its network offer guidance on topics relevant to science policy and society.
"Open Data in Science" Workshop, Brüssel, 31.01.2018


Events on socially relevant topics enable an exchange with the general public, policy-makers and the scientific community.
Prix Expo 2018


SCNAT honours the successful communication of scientific content and the achievements of early career researchers.
Young researcher in the lab

Financial support

Scholarships enable early career scientists to carry out research projects.


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