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Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences

Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences
Kungliga Ingenjörsvetenskapsakademien
Formation 26 October, 1919
Headquarters Stockholm,
Sweden Sweden
Membership
1000 members
300 foreign members
Preses
Carl-Henric Svanberg
Website [1]


The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences or Kungliga Ingenjörsvetenskapsakademien (IVA), founded on 24 October 1919 by King Gustaf V, is one of the royal academies in Sweden. The academy is an independent organisation, which promotes contact and exchange between business, research, and government, in Sweden and internationally. It is the world's oldest academy of engineering sciences.[citation needed]

The academy awards several prizes: Large Gold Medal (since 1924), Gold Medal (since 1921), Brinell medal (Brinellmedaljen, since 1936, and named after Johan August Brinell), Gold Plaque (since 1951), Honorary Sign (since 1919), Axel F. Enstrom Medal (1959–1981), amongst others.


Presidents

The following people have been presidents of IVA since its foundation in 1919:[1]

  • 1919-1940: Axel F. Enström
  • 1941-1959: Edy Velander
  • 1960-1970: Sven Brohult
  • 1971-1982: Gunnar Hambraeus
  • 1982-1994: Hans G. Forsberg
  • 1995-2000: Kurt Östlund
  • 1999-2001: (temporary) Enrico Deiaco
  • 2001-2008: Lena Treschow Torell
  • 2008-: Björn O. Nilsson

Academy member

Each year, outstanding scientists and engineers are elected into membership of IVA. Currently, the academy has 1000 Swedish and 300 foreign members.[2]. Foreign members are non-resident and non-citizen of Sweden. All new members are nominated by existing members.

Focus areas

The academy focuses on twelve [3] areas of engineering sciences:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mining and Materials
  • Management
  • Basic and Interdisciplinary Engineering Sciences
  • Forest Technology
  • Economics
  • Biotechnology
  • Education and Research Policy
  • Information Technology

Each focus area is addressed by a committee with a representative chair.

See also

References

  1. ^ Kungl. Ingenjörsvetenskapsakademien: IVAs VDar, accessed on July 19, 2009 (in Swedish)
  2. ^ "IVA in English". www.iva.se.
  3. ^ "The Academy". www.iva.se.

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