Marcel Tanner is the ordinary president of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

The Assembly of Delegates has elected Marcel Tanner president of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences. He is taking over the presidency in the important phase of implementation of the ERI (education, research, innovation) message 2021–24.

Marcel Tanner im April 2015 auf einer seiner vielen Reisen nach Afrika, hier am Kilomberofluss bei Ifakara, Tansania.

Placing science at the service of politics and the population – this is what he wants to work for in the association of academies. Currently, the former director of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute is doing just this as a member of the Federal Government’s Covid-19 Task Force.

Marcel Tanner sees the role and strength of the academies in the dialogue between science, politics and society. The president wants to harness the large network in science, which connects non-profit organizations.


  • Dialogue
  • Politics


Claudia Appenzeller
Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
House of Academies
PO Box
3001 Bern