Academy Members

Membership in The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters is election based. The Academy has Norwegian and foreign members.

Foreign members residing permanently in Norway also count as Norwegian members.

The members are divided into two divisions:

The Natural Sciences Division

  •     Group 1 Mathematics
  •     Group 2 Physics (including Astronomy and Geophysics)
  •     Group 3 Geological sciences
  •     Group 4 Chemistry
  •     Group 5 Biology
  •     Group 6 Cellular and Molecular Biology
  •     Group 7 Medical sciences
  •     Group 8 Technological sciences

The Humanities and Social Sciences Division

  •     Group 1 History
  •     Group 2 Culture and Aesthetics (including Archeology, Anthropology and Art History)
  •     Group 3 Philosophy and Psychology
  •     Group 4 Literary studies
  •     Group 5 Philology and Linguistics
  •     Group 6 Law
  •     Group 7 Social sciences (including Sociology, Political Science and Economics)
  •     Group 8 History of Religion and Theology

The Natural Sciences Division may have up to 140 Norwegian and 100 foreign members under the age of 70. The Humanities and Social Sciences Division may have up to 120 Norwegian and 60 foreign members under the age of 70.

The two divisions are subdivided into groups based on fields or disciplines.

A seat becomes available when a member passes away or turns 70 years of age. Members who have passed the 70 year age limit remain full members and keep the right to vote. 

The Academy may also have up to ten honorary members, who are exempt from the class- and group division.

The membership numbers of the Academy are as follows as of 10 March 2022

The Natural Sciences Division:

  • Norwegian members: 282
  • Foreign members: 253

The Humanities and Social Sciences Division:

  • Norwegian members: 255
  • Foreign members: 159

New Norwegian members  2022 -The Natural Sciences Division:
Tor Eldevik, Universitetet of Bergen. He is elected to group 2: Physics (including Astronomy and Geophysics)
Anna Nele Meckler, Universitetet of Bergen. She is elected to group 3: Geological sciences
Inger Greve Alsos, Universitetet of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway. She is elected to group 5: Biology
Rebecca Jane Cox, Universitetet of Bergen. She is elected to group 7: Medical sciences
Sigrun Halvorsen, Universitetet of Oslo.  She is elected to group 7: Medical sciences
Truls Raastad, The Norwegian School of Sports Sciences (NIH). He is elected to group 7: Medical sciences
Thor Inge Fossen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He is elected to group 8: Technological studies
 

New foreign members 2022 - The Natural Sciences Division:
Elaine Cohen, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA. She is elected to group 1: Mathematics
Richard F, Riesenfeld, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA. He is elected to group 1: Mathematics
Stephen Vincent Faraone, Upstate Medical University, NY, USA: He is elected to group 1: Medical sciences
B. Pontus Persson, Humboldt universität, Berlin, Germany: He is elected to group 1: Medical sciences

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Den matematisk-naturvitenskapelige klasse - nye medlemmer 2022
The Natural Sciences Division - new members 2022

New Norwegian members 2022 -The Humanities and Social Sciences Division:
Vibeke Grøver, Universitetet of Oslo. She is elected to group 3: Philosophy and Psychology
Inger Berg Ørstavik, Universitetet of Oslo. She is elected to group 6: Law
Alexander Wright Cappelen, Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen. He is elected to group 7: Social studies (including Sociology, Political Science and Economics)
Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, University of Essex, Colchester, Great Britain. He is elected to group 7: Social studies (including Sociology, Political Science and Economics)
Karen Helene Ulltveit-Moe, Universitetet of Oslo. She is elected to group 7: Social studies (including Sociology, Political Science and Economics)

New foreign members 2022 - The Humanities and Social Sciences Division:
Peter Christian Müller-Graff, Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany. He is elected to group 6: Law
Jayne Svenungsson, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden. She is elected to group 8: History of Religion and Theology

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Klassen for humaniora og samfunnsvitenskap - nye medlemmer 2022
The Humanities and Social Sciences Division - new members 2022