Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS)

city / country: 
Uppsala, Sweden
Junior positions: 
Senior positions: 

Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study

Thunbergsvägen 2

75238 Uppsala

Tel. +46 (0)18 55 70 85
Contact person: Anna Svensson

The Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS) is chartered by the Government of Sweden as an institute for advanced study mainly in the social and human sciences. SCAS serves as a free meeting place and a breeding zone of new ideas across boundaries of discipline, nation, and age. The intellectual community is made up of some thirty-five scholars who are expected to be active participants in the intellectual life of the Collegium. SCAS seeks to provide an environment that is conducive to both informal meetings and more formal events such as lectures and symposia. Weekly seminars bring together scholars from different disciplines and all Fellows give a seminar while in residence. Daily lunches also offer Fellows opportunities to engage with one another. SCAS is located in Linneanum, a historic building in the Botanic Garden in Uppsala, near the Carolina Rediviva Library and other scientific facilities at Uppsala University. There are also offices and a few apartments available in a fully renovated, nineteenth-century building adjacent to Linneanum.

Premises and facilities: 

SCAS provides apartments for the Fellows. The apartments are sublets and may vary in size and standard. All apartments are located in central Uppsala within walking distance from SCAS. Fellows are provided with modern offices with internet access. All offices are equipped with a computer, printer, and telephone. Fellows have full access to Carolina Rediviva Library and books can be delivered free of charge to SCAS. The interlibrary loan service is also free of charge. In their offices, Fellows have 24-hour access to electronic journals, databases and other essential research tools.

Scientific priorities: 

SCAS maintains a long-term commitment in three key areas. First, there is an effort to re-establish a close link between the social and the historical sciences. A central component of this effort is a programme concentrating on periods of deep-seated historical transformations. Second, there is a commitment to fields of research that are sometimes labelled “small subjects”, but which are crucial to an understanding of the world in its cultural, historical and linguistic varieties. These include the study of the languages and histories of East Asia. Third, the Collegium promotes closer contacts between the economic sciences and the other social and human sciences, in particular through the promotion of collaboration between economists, philosophers and analytical and experimental sociologists.

The Collegium welcomes applications from all of the humanities and social sciences, including law and theology.

Opening to sciences outside the humanities and social sciences: 

The disciplines outside the humanities and social sciences will not be considered.