SIGHT is an institute under the auspices of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, an independent, non-governmental organisation whose overall objective is to promote the sciences and strengthen their influence in society. Founded in 1739, the Academy is a multi-sectoral institution, mainly based on its ten classes in various academic fields, a structure that will serve SIGHT in its endeavours to tackle global health with an evidence based interdisciplinary approach.
SIGHT has a small secretariat at the premises of the Academy. As SIGHT is part of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, SIGHT does not have a board of its own. However, there is an interim Scientific Advisory Committee under development. There will also be a rolling Fellowship programme, where tomorrow’s global health leaders in Sweden will be supported in order to maximise their potential in cooperation with others. In addition, SIGHT will also establish a Student Network that will be an interdisciplinary forum for students interested in global health, which will together with SIGHT organise global health events for student. Finally, the organogram indicates that SIGHT will be based on a solid foundation of partnerships and collaborations. The idea is to bolster other actors in global health.