Research reviews 2023

Every four years, the Swedish Research Council’s scientific councils, councils and committees produce research reviews within their respective scientific fields. The reviews form the basis for our strategic work, and are central part of our input to the Government’s upcoming research bill.

Current situation and forecast for the coming years

The research reviews include a description of the current situation and a forecast of developments over the next 5–10 years for each scientific field. They also include scientific and research policy recommendations for initiatives to promote research in Sweden.

The research reviews form the basis for the strategic work of the scientific councils and committees. They are also central material when the Swedish Research Council produces documentation for the Government’s upcoming research policy bill.

During autumn 2022, researchers, higher education institutions and organisations have had the opportunity to comment on the contents of preliminary versions.

The research reviews that are translated into English are published here.





  1. National guidelines for responsible internationalisation to be produced

    The deterioration in the national security situation entails new challenges for international collaboration within higher education, research and innovation. The Government has therefore mandated the Swedish Council for Higher Education, the Swedish ...

  2. Research review 2023: Humanities and social sciences

    The Swedish Research Council’s research review in humanities and social sciences describes the current situation for the research and makes a forecast of the development during the next 5–10 years. The review also includes scientific and research pol...

  3. How Swedish research can be strengthened

    Sweden needs to increase research quality to strengthen its position as a leading research nation. In the report "Increased Swedish research quality to benefit society", the Swedish Research Council gives its views on what is needed.