The Torsten Söderberg Foundation has donated professorships to Karolinska Institutet, Lund University, Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm University, Gothenburg University and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Vetenskapsakademien. A basic idea in all cases is to free up time and enable a prominent professor to focus on their research.

Professorships are different in nature. Some professorships are not limited in time, while others, known as rotating professorships, are held by different professors at shorter intervals, such as four years. The professorships are appointed by the university or, where appropriate, by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Vetenskapsakademien after an announcement and external peer review. Several of the professorships have been donated in collaboration with the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation.