The Executive Board is the strategic management body of the Swiss Academy of Sciences. Its tasks include the approval of the budget and the public representation of SCNAT. The Board members are also responsible for the authorization of mandates and service agreements with the platforms, including the controlling of the platforms. The Board has the authority to appoint its own working groups for special studies and is, therefore, authorised to instigate initial pilot studies independently of the platforms.
The Board has four to six members along with the President of SCNAT. The outgoing president and president elect are also members of the Board for a year.
Board members cannot hold the office of President or platform board member at the same time as being members of the Board.
The SCNAT Extended Board consists of the Board members elected by the delegates and the Presidents of the platforms.
The Extended Board usually meets twice yearly and its meetings are chaired by the President of SCNAT. The central tasks of the Extended Board consist in the consolidation of the strategic management of the SCNAT and platforms to produce a general management concept which, in turn, leads to annual and multi-annual plans. This also includes the approval of the corresponding budgets. The Extended Board is also responsible for SCNAT’s representation on international bodies.
Président de la SCNAT
Professor Em. of Astronomy at the University of Berne
Directrice de l'Espace des inventions, Lausanne
Professor, department of Chemistry, University of Zurich
Professor for Experimental Particle Physics,
Director International relations, CERN, Geneva
Professor at the Geological Institute, ETH Zurich
President «Platform Chemistry»
Professor at the Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry, ETH Zurich
President ad interim «Platform Science and Policy»
Professor of political science, University of Basel; director of swisspeace
President «Platform Mathematics, Astronomy and Physics»
Professor at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Basel
President «Platform Biology»
Professor at the Department of Molecular Biology, University of Geneva
Président da la «Plate-forme sciences naturelles et région»
Biologiste, il est directeur du Musée de la nature des Grisons depuis 2010.
President «Platform Geosciences»
Professor at the Institut of Agricultural Sciences, Departement of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zürich
Consulting representative of the Federal authority
State Secretariat for Education and Research SERI, Section National Research