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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The Academy

The Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) is an independent network and specialist organisation in the domain of education, research and innovation. It raises public awareness of the natural sciences as a central pillar of Switzerland's cultural and economic development. The approximately 35,000 experts of the SCNAT network are committed to a sustainable society and science, primarily through services provided by reserves.

SCNAT platforms

Specific platforms and their scientific bodies deal with topics that are important to social and science policy. The platforms also unite the specialist societies of the various scientific disciplines as well as the Cantonal and Regional societies under their umbrella. The specialist societies and natural science societies are members of SCNAT.


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Jürg Pfister
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  • 57 commissions and scientific bodies
  • 42 specialist societies
  • 29 cantonal and regional societies
  • 35'000 experts

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Together with the Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences SAHS, the Academy of Medical Sciences SAMS and the Academy of Engineering Sciences SATW, SCNAT is part of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences a+.