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.

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Optimal conditions for Swiss science

The SCNAT contributes to international science policy developments and represents the interests of Swiss science globally. She is a member of the International Science Council (ISC), an association with over 140 national and regional science bodies as well as more than 40 international scientific unions. The SCNAT nominates scientists from Switzerland to ISC decision-making bodies and scientific committees of ISC programmes. In addition, she chaired and hosted the secretariat of the European ISC Members during six years (2016-21).

Through its disciplinary Platforms Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences as well as Mathematics, Astronomy and Physics, the SCNAT also supports the membership of Swiss National Committees in international scientific unions.



Dr. Roger Pfister
General secretariat
House of Academies
PO Box
3001 Bern

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