Networking science.

We are the largest scientific network in Switzerland and provide advice to policy-makers and society on knowledge-based and socially relevant issues. MORE

About us

The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences is an association of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT), the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAHS), the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS), the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW) and the Swiss Young Academy (SYA). It further comprises the centre of excellence for technology assessment (TA-SWISS) and the foundation Science et Cité as well as other scientific networks.

At their founding in 2006, the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences became the largest academic network in Switzerland. Over 110,000 members — active in more than 154 academic associations; 132 committees, working groups, and advisory boards; and 29 cantonal and regional associations — volunteer their time and expertise to build important bridges between science and society. Experts and interested laypeople from research, technology, business, politics and administration work together to formulate the basic principles, possible courses of action, and initiatives needed to overcome current and future challenges confronting us due to technological, societal, and environmental change.