VA carries out studies and surveys with the aim of increasing knowledge about the relationships between science and society at large as well as more specific studies into societal groups such as journalists, teachers and the business community:

The public


  • School meets Science is a three-year project investigating how schools view research and their contact with researchers.



International studies

Business community


Young people

If you would like to learn more about VA’s study projects, please get in touch.

Latest VA Reports in English:

| Vetenskap & Allmänhet

Misconduct and confidence – a media analysis

Does media coverage of research misconduct affect public confidence in science and scientists? This is the question that VA (Public & Science) has been investigating, together with the SOM (Society Opinion Media) Institute at the University of Gothenburg.

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How does a tree know it is autumn? – The Researchers’ Night Mass Experiment 2013

How does a tree know it is autumn? How is climate change affecting when the leaves of Swedish deciduous trees turn colour in the autumn? Are there variations in autumn leaf development between different tree species and in different locations in Sweden? Is it possible to study autumn using satellite images? These are the questions that the mass ‘Autumn Experiment’ is helping scientists to answer.

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