European Academy of Sciences and Arts
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European Academy of Sciences and Arts
Latin: Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europaea
Headquarters Salzburg, Austria
The European Academy of Sciences and Arts (Latin: Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europaea) is a non-governmental, European association situated in Salzburg, Austria, committed to promoting scientific and societal progress. Founded in 1990 as learned society, its members are leading scientists, artists and practitioners of governance, who are dedicated to innovative research, interdisciplinary and transnational collaborations as well as the exchange and dissemination of knowledge. Among its members and honorary members are 35 Nobel laureates.
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The Academy's origins date back to a scientific workgroup, that included the heart surgeon Felix Unger from Salzburg, the cardinal and former archbishop of Vienna Franz Cardinal König and the philosopher and political scientist Nikolaus Lobkowicz. On March 7th 1990 the European Academy of Sciences and Arts was officially founded in Salzburg, where it is situated since then. The Festive Session (plenary session) of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts usually takes place the first weekend in March. The highlight is the inauguration ceremony in which the new members are formally admitted to the Academy. On occasion of the 25th anniversary of the organisation, the festivities on March 7th 2015 took place with around 500 international guests. Among the special guests were Heinz Fischer, former President of Austria, the then state president of Macedonia (Gjorge Ivanov) and the former state president of Serbia (Tomislav Nikolić).) Furthermore King Philippe of Belgium, Borut Pahor (President of Slovenia), Gjorge Ivanov (former President of North Macedonia) and since June 12th 2018 also the President of Austria Alexander Van der Bellen are among the Protectors (national patrons) of the ACademy. To its former Protectors belong f.e. Jacques Santer (former European Commission Presidnet and Prime Minister of Luxembourg), fromer king [[Juan Carlos I of Spain] and the fromer Commission and Prime Minister Romano Prodi.
Organisation and members
The Academy is a non-profit organisation according to the Austrian law of associations. Members are nominated by an existing elected member and nominees are evaluated by a subject committee and elected by the Senate of the Academy. The members come from 73 countries and are assigned to one of the eight classes of the Academy Class I: Humanities, Class II: Medicine, Class III: Arts, Class IV: Natural Sciences, Class V: Social Sciences, Law and Economics, Class VI: Technical and Environmental Sciences, Class VII: World Religions, and Class VIII: Corporate & Public Governance.
The following Nobel Prize laureates are members or honorary members of the Academy:
Zhores I. Alferov, Physics 2000 Werner Arber, Medicine 1978 Gerd Binnig, Physics 1986 Emmanuelle Charpentier, Chemistry 2020 Aaron Ciechanover, Chemistry 2004 Paul J. Crutzen, Chemistry 1995 François Englert, Physics 2013 Gerhard Ertl, Chemistry 2007 Andre Geim, Physics 2010 Mikhail Gorbatschow, Peace 1990 Peter Grünberg, Physics 2007 Theodor W. Hänsch, Physics 2005 Peter Higgs, Physics 2013 Jules A. Hoffmann, Medicine 2011 Harald zur Hausen, Medicine 2008 Robert Huber, Chemistry 1988 Tim Hunt, Physiology or Medicine 2001 Eric Kandel, Physiology or Medicine 2000 Wolfgang Ketterle, Physics 2001 Bernard Lown, Peace 1985 Luc Montagnier, Medicine 2008 May-Britt Moser, Physiology or Medicine 2014 Erwin Neher, Medicine 1991 Konstantin Novoselov, Physics 2010 Ryōji Noyori, Chemistry 2001 Sir Paul Nurse, Medicine 2001 Edmund S. Phelps, Economics 2006 John C. Polanyi, Chemistry 1986 Brian P. Schmidt, Physics 2011 Dan Shechtman, Chemistry 2011 Joseph E. Stiglitz, Economics 2002 Fraser Stoddart, Chemistry 2016 Thomas Südhof, Physiology or Medicine 2013 Torsten N. Wiesel, Medicine 1981 Kurt Wüthrich, Chemistry 2002