Knowledge and experience
According to the Academy’s mission statement, IVA will “...promote the engineering and economic sciences and the development of industry for the benefit of society.” The Swedish members, numbering more than 1,000, are assigned to one of twelve divisions focusing on various fields within engineering and economics:
Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Building and Construction, Mining and Materials, Management, Basic and Interdisciplinary Engineering Sciences, Forest Technology, Economics, Biotechnology, Education and Research Policy, and Information Technology.
IVA is active throughout Sweden. The hubs in the national network are Stockholm, (where the Office of the Academy is located), Luleå (IVA North), Gothenburg (IVA West) and Malmö/Lund (IVA South).
IVA’s activities incorporate an international perspective. Study trips, collaboration with other engineering sciences academies and IVA’s presence in Brussels are examples of the international aspects of IVA’s work.