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. Swedish research can be enhanced without expensive reorganisation

    The Swedish Research Council rejects the proposal for three new public agencies in our response to the consultation document proposing a new public agency structure for funding research and innovation. We consider that the proposal has too narrow a s...

  2. New mapping of research needs in women’s health

    The Swedish Research Council and Forte have mapped research in women’s health and diseases. The result is presented in a new report. The report points out knowledge needs linked to women’s health and diseases, and what research initiatives are needed...

  3. The Swedish Research Barometer 2023 shows the state of Swedish research

    How does Sweden compare as a research nation in international comparison? Which higher education institutions invest the most in research and development (R&D)? How much of the expenditure on R&D goes to basic research and to applied research? We hav...