Norwegian Academy of Science

The Norwegian Academy of Science

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi) was founded at Oslo in 1857. The Academy is divided into two classes, one for mathematics and the natural sciences, and one for the historical and philosophical sciences:-

The main purpose of the Academy is the advancement of science and scholarship in Norway. It provides a national forum of communication within and between the various learned disciplines, and it represents Norwegian science vis-á-vis foreign academies and international organisations.

The Academy consists of 219 Norwegian and 183 foreign members. It has a governing board of nine officials, including a President, Vice President and Secretary General.


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