The history of the Swedish Research Council
In 2001, Parliament enacted legislation to set up the Research Council “in order to support basic research of the highest academic quality within all areas of knowledge".
Five councils were merged into oneThe Research Council commenced work on the 1 January 2001 and is an authority inside the Department of Education and Culture. The Council replaced five previous research councils: the Swedish Council for Research in the Arts and Social Sciences, the Swedish Medical Research Council, the Swedish Natural Science Research Council, the Swedish Research Council for Engineering and Swedish Council for Planning and Coordination of Research
One authority — six scientific councils/committees There are now four scientific councils within the Research Council: one for the humanities and social sciences, one for medicine and health, one for natural and engineering sciences and one for research infrastructures together with two committees: one for educational sciences and one for artistic research and development.
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