About the Foundation

The donors Torsten and Wanja Söderberg decided in 1960 to allocate part of their fortune to the establishment of the Torsten Söderberg Foundation. They wanted the foundation to "promote scientific research and scientific teaching or study activities of national significance, whereby preferably the economic, medical and legal fields should be considered".

About the Foundation

Since then, the Torsten Söderberg Foundation has enabled research initiatives and individual projects in medicine, economics, law and other areas (often with links to the humanities). The initiatives are often interdisciplinary. The Foundation's donations and research grants are described each year in its annual publications.

For example, the Foundation has initiated professorships at Karolinska Institutet, Lund University, Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm University, University of Gothenburg and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Vetenskapsakademien. A basic idea of the Foundation's professorships is to free up time and enable a prominent professor to focus on his or her research.

The Torsten Söderberg Foundation awards the Söderberg Prize in Medicine, Economics and Law in collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Swedish Medical Association. Vetenskapsakademien and Svenska Läkaresällskapet. The aim of the prizes is to highlight outstanding achievements and to stimulate further research and development in the field. The Foundation has also initiated prizes in design and arts and crafts, business research and practice, and journalism.

The Governing Board has appointed permanent scientific advisors in the Foundation's main fields.

The Foundation's office is located at Strandvägen 11 in Stockholm. The Foundation has its legal seat in Gothenburg.