About RSI

Tradition meets progress


The Royal Scandinavian Institute


Who We Are

With our foundation cemented in history and tradition, the Royal Scandinavian Institute (RSI) has a firm eye on the future; our focus is on ensuring progress, equality, reform and the betterment of humanity. King Gustav III of Sweden was a patron of the arts and sciences- cultural enlightenment was heavily promoted under Gustav III’s rule & directive. Thus, the Royal Scandinavian Institute opened its faculties; inspired by King Gustav III's command to see arts & sciences flourish within greater Scandinavia, we are taking this initiative further to address the important challenges we face in order to serve all humanity in an increasingly globalized world.


“With Humanism beginning its rise in the eighteenth century under King Gustav III- the king was a loyal champion of the arts, academies started spurring up from 1773 with his direction. 

Professor Anders Svensson - RSI



The RSI specializes in education, media, human psychology, humanitarian research and study with strong democratic thinking, the Scandinavian way. The RSI's mission is to ensure that all aspects of society and humanity have access to fundamental rights and universal privileges. Our goal is the betterment of society, the self and surroundings (SSS). In order to achieve this, our board mandated 7 principles and faculties to follow.


Our principles & mission align with that of progress and modernity; whilst keeping a close eye on our past and foundation.


7 Principles: One Vision & Mission

The board of the RSI has mandated 7 key principles and services that it must pursue and provide to the general public. These 7 Principles were created with King Gustav III's vision for greater educational and cultural enlightenment in mind.

The Royal Scandinavian Institute has the following directives…

  1. King Gustav III's vision - Advancement of culture, arts and sciences

  2. Global Development & Democracy

  3. Global Policy

  4. Economic Development & Partnership

  5. Gender equality; Female self-reliance & empowerment

  6. Global Health Initiative

  7. Education (Primary, secondary & HE educational courses and research)