The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences is an association, which consists of the four member academies: The Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAHS), the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS), the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT), and the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW). It further comprises the Centre for Technology Assessment (TA-SWISS), Science et Cité. They are founding a Young Swiss Academy.

The academies advocate for an equitable dialogue between science and society, and they advise politics and society in science-based issues that are socially relevant. They represent sciences across institutions and disciplines. Established in the scientific community, they have access to expertise and excellence and can therefore contribute specific knowledge to important political issues.

The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences’ mission is to fulfil the following three key assignments:
• Foresight: On subjects relevant for society in the areas of education, research and technology
• Ethics: Engagement in the perception of ethically based responsibility in the production and application of scientific knowledge
• Dialogue: Build bridges between science, politics and society

According to the Strategic planning for the years 2021-2024 they will concentrate their efforts on the core Mission „science and society“ as well as on their strategic focus areas digitalization, health and sustainable development.

Further information

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Members of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

Centres of Excellence

Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
House of Academies
Laupenstrasse 7
P.O. Box
3001 Bern

Phone +41 (0)31 306 92 20