Advisory councils and advisory committees

Advisory councils and advisory committees make an important contribution to the Academy’s statutory advisory task.

There are four advisory councils that assist the Academy in providing advice in broad disciplinary areas. They also play a significant role in drawing up and implementing the Academy’s overall advisory agenda. Special committees have been established in specific areas of concern, such as education and freedom of scientific pursuit.

The members of the Academy’s advisory councils and advisory committees are scientists and scholars representing universities, research institutes, civil society, and the business sector. Some are members of the Academy and some are not. This makes it possible to involve a large and varied group of experts in preparing the Academy’s advisory reports.