The aim is for Sweden to regain an internationally leading position by providing the best young researchers with international experience and recruiting both young and more experienced mathematicians to Sweden.

The joint platform and hub for this endeavour will be the Academy’s research institute Institut Mittag-Leffler in Stockholm. The institute plays a key role for Swedish mathematics and is considered to be one of the top ten in the world.
Swedish research in mathematics has a long-standing tradition, but has lost ground internationally in recent decades. Despite alarming reports about mathematics in the educational system, there are many competent Swedish students who measure up internationally and want to undertake PhD studies in mathematics. Furthermore, there is a considerable demand for mathematicians with a PhD in both academia and the business world. The Foundation is now investing up to SEK 200 million during a six-year period in order to further develop Swedish research in mathematics.