Lisbon Academy of Sciences

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Lisbon Academy of Sciences
Academia das Ciências de Lisboa
Academia das Ciências de Lisboa.svg
Motto Nisi utile est quod facimus stulta est gloria
Formation 24 December 1779
Headquarters Lisbon, Portugal
Official language
Artur Anselmo de Oliveira Soares
Maria Salomé Soares Pais Telles Antunes

The Lisbon Academy of Sciences (Portuguese: Academia das Ciências de Lisboa) is a scholarly society dedicated to the advancement of science and learning, with the goal of promoting academic progress and prosperity in Portugal.[1] It is the utmost scientific authority in Portugal and the official regulator of the Portuguese language in Portugal, through its Class of Letters.


The library of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences

The Academy was created on 24 December 1779 in Lisbon, Portugal as the Royal Academy of Sciences (Real Academia das Ciências).

Domenico Vandelli was among its mentors and early organizers.


The Academy has two classes: the Class of Sciences and the Class of Letters, and each has 30 full members and 60 corresponding members distributed in six sections. It also has a number of foreign members. The Academy was one of the first national members of the International Council for Science, is one of two Portuguese members of the European Science Foundation and is the Portuguese partner of the European Science Exchange Programme of The Royal Society (United Kingdom).

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