Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography (SSAG)

  • SSAG publishes the scientific journals Geografiska Annaler, Series A: Physical Geography and Geografiska Annaler, Series B: Human Geography, and the yearbook Ymer – an anthology in Swedish on a current theme of research.
  • SSAG supports geographical and anthropological research with scholarships.
  • SSAG arranges gatherings with lectures and the scientific symposium the Vega Day with international speakers.
  • SSAG hands out medals.

Anyone who is interested in geography or anthropology is welcome to become a member.

Statutes and regulations

Scholarships 2018

The SSAG supports research in the fields of Anthropology and Geography. Applications are to be filled out on the forms provided. The application forms, together with their supporting documents (appendices) should arrive at the SSAG secretary no later than January 15, 2018.

Scholarships available in 2018
Scholarships awarded

Professor Tandong Yao is awarded the 2017 Vega Medal

SSAG has decided to award Professor Tandong Yao the 2017 Vega Medal. Professor Yao, who is director both of the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research (ITP) at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the CAS Center for Excellence in Tibetan Plateau Earth Sciences, is awarded the medal for his outstanding contributions to glacier research and to the society at large. The research focuses on glaciers and environment on the Tibetan Plateau, especially within the cryospheric research field. He has led several research programs – often together with American, French, German, and Japanese scientists – in the last 20 years. One of his later works show that global warming, as causing the decline of glaciers on the Tibetan plateau, interact with Indian monsoon winds and westerly winds. The research program Third Pole Environment (TPE), which is led by Professor Yao, has become internationally significant. Within this program, Professor Yao has also cooperated with Swedish researchers.

The Vega Symposium 2017