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[2018-12-18] Formas, a Swedish Research Council for sustainable development, announced yesterday the members of their Scientific Council for the coming three-year period. Karin Ljung will be one of the thirteen members of the council. She was already member of Formas’ Scientific Council in 2016-2018 and her mandate was extended now for another period.

Formas is the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning. It is a government agency that belongs to the Ministry of the Environment and Energy. Formas is funding research within the areas of environment, agricultural sciences and spatial planning.

Seven of the members of Formas’ Scientific Council are researchers that are elected by an electoral community of other researchers from Swedish universities. The other six members are assigned by the government. The Scientific Council decides on the focus of the research that will be funded and how the funding will be allocated.

Link to the Swedish announcement on Formas’ homepage: