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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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


Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT)
House of Academies
PO Box
3001 Bern

Living Library
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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.