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The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities - Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien: 59.341941, 18.072740
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences - Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien: 59.366468, 18.051880



Queen Lovisa Ulrika founded the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities 20 March 1753 to promote research and other activities in the humanities, theology, law, and social science disciplines, as well as stewardship of cultural heritage sites.

The Academy’s aim is:

Sweden_Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities_photo Philip Ha°kansonto initiate and support international collaboration in the disciplines within the Academy’s field of activities;

to publish academic writings in the Academy’s domain;

to support deserving researchers and others who have furthered the objectives of the Academy;

to issue statements in matters related to the domain of the Academy’s activities the Academy awards three major prizes and several smaller ones.

The Academy is a free learned society with no governmental funding and, has through multiple donations built up considerable capital.

The Academy supports extensive conference and symposium activities and funds projects of great academic value that are not given priority by governmental financiers.

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Box 5622
S-114 86 Stockholm

Phone: +46 8 4404280
Fax: +46 8 4404290



The Academy in brief:
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is an independent organisation whose overall objective is to promote the sciences and strengthen their influence in society. The


Academy seeks chiefly:

  • to be a forum where researchers can meet across subject borders
  • to offer unique research environments
  • to support young researchers
  • to reward prominent contributions to research
  • to arrange international scientific contacts
  • to act as a voice of science and influence research policy priorities
  • to stimulate interest in mathematics and the natural sciences in schools
  • to disseminate scientific and popular-scientific information in various forms.

Every year the Academy awards the Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry, the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, the Crafoord Prize and a number of other large prizes.

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The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien

Visiting address:
Lilla Frescativägen 4A

Box 50005
SE – 104 05 Stockholm

Phone: +46 8 673 95 00
Fax: +46 8 15 56 70