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Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences

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.

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.


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

See also


  1. ^ Kungl. Ingenjörsvetenskapsakademien: IVAs VDar, accessed on July 19, 2009 (in Swedish)

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