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The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is the largest private financier of research in Sweden and also one of Europe’s largest. The Foundation’s aim is to benefit Sweden by supporting Swedish basic research and education, mainly in medicine, technology, and the natural sciences.

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Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation 100 years

100 years in support of excellent Swedish research and education

Grants to 18 research projects that may lead to future scientific breakthroughs

27 September 2017
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has granted a total of SEK 560 million to 18 research projects considered to be of the highest international level, and potentially leading to future...
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Centenary Symposium: Metabolism – The Foundation of Life

20 September 2017
Leading metabolism researchers will gather in Gothenburg on September 28 and present the latest research in their field at the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation’s 100-year anniversary symposium. The symposium,...
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Centenary symposium: Has the democratisation of the world come to a halt?

14 September 2017
A number of years ago, a wave of democratisation swept the Arab world; today, in many countries, the situation is anything but democratic. In the West, growing populism is affecting...
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Cutting-edge scientists in life sciences speech at symposium in Stockholm

6 September 2017
Humanity’s origins, protein mapping and the neurobiology of the world’s deadliest animal, the mosquito, are some of the topics addressed by a group of cutting-edge scientists at a life sciences...
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The digital future – research into astounding materials and new technology

4 September 2017
Plants that store energy, printed electronics, social robots and visualisation technology that will make autonomous cars a reality. These are some of the research areas to be presented during the...
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Investing millions in mathematics

23 March 2017
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is continuing its investments in Swedish mathematics research. This year’s grants will make it possible for 13 mathematicians to develop their research, search for...
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Blood cancer cells and pneumococcal bacteria in focus for this year’s Wallenberg Clinical Scholars

23 March 2017
This year’s two Wallenberg Clinical Scholars are each taking on an important medical challenge. Professor Birgitta Henriques Normark wants to find out how new strains of S. pneumoniae form and...
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Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation 100 Years – Jubilee Donation to Science Centers

31 January 2017
The SEK 150 million donation is intended to promote interest in science and technology, particularly among the young people of Sweden. Five Science Centers across the country will receive grants...
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Investment in young researchers to boost Swedish research

1 December 2016
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation’s investments in young researchers continue with 29 new Wallenberg Academy Fellows. The research challenges that this year’s Academy Fellows are tackling include important issues...
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21 Swedish Cutting-edge Research Projects Receive SEK 704 Million

5 October 2016
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has granted a total of SEK 704 million to 21 research projects considered to be of the highest international level, and potentially leading to future...
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