“SCNAT and its network are committed to a sustainable science and society”

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.

For a solid science

SCNAT is committed to an efficient Swiss scientific system that serves society. It strengthens the exchange among the key players in science, raises awareness of the ethical responsibility of science and draws up guidelines for scientific work and its use.

For a sustainable society

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 supports the sustainable development of society with expert knowledge.


The publications of SCNAT and its network offer orientational knowledge on topics relevant to society and science policy. They provide clearly prepared research findings and inform about the current state of the art. SCNAT’s publications are freely accessible and are free of charge.

  • President: Philippe Moreillon
  • Secretary General: Jürg Pfister

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