As the “voice of young scientists around the world,” the Global Young Academy aims to empower and mobilize young scientists to address issues of particular importance to early career scientists. Current working groups focus on improving Early Scientific Careers, Science-Society Dialogue, Science-Education, and Interdisciplinary Research. Read more...
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Watch theon the Mission of the Global Young Academy!
on 15-18 May 2013 at the beautiful premises of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in Halle (Saale), Germany.
News at a glance
In her keynote speech at the Global Young Academy General Assembly 2013, German State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Ms Quennet-Thielen announced funding of the GYA initially for three years. The GYA is excited about this great news for young scientists from around the world.
Entrepreneurship Training - Workshop for Young Scientists and Engineers
At the symposium on "Socio-Ecological Novelty - Frontiers in Sustainability Research" young scientists from Germany and South Africa as well as from Uganda, Zimbabwe and Canada discussed significiant global issues in the context of sustainable development.
Forty young, brilliant scientists have become members of the Young Academy of Belgium (Jonge Academie).
Call for Contributions
The GYA is pleased to announce the appointment of Irene Friesenhahn as Project Officer for “The Global State of Young Scientists” project.
After an intense selection process, 46 new members have been selected to join the Global Young Academy! They come from various disciplines and regions. We are in particular happy to welcome members from 8 new countries - Zimbabwe, Saudi Arabia, Poland, Tunisia, Benin, Jordan, Morocco and Brazil.
At the second European Gender Summit, in November 2012, the EU parliament in Brussels was the meeting point of scientists and leaders of diverse fields engaging with gender equality. The aim was to mainstream policies to enhance both quality and benefits of research and innovation for science and society.
With an Inaugural Colloquium on the historic date of 12-12-12 Malaysia has launched the Young Scientists Network - Academy of Sciences Malaysia. Congratulations to yet another National Young Academy!
Belgium joins the now 20 countries which have established a National Young Academy. Congratulations!
The Global Young Academy (GYA) embraces Open Science movement as being in the best interest of science
The Global Young Academy issued a position statement that identifies obstacles that currently stand in the way of giving free access to scientific results and data, and advocates ways forward that will transform scientific research into a truly global endeavour. The GYA calls for scientific results to be made freely available for scientists around the world and for future generations.
Another Young Academy has been launched in 2012 – this time in Sri Lanka. These exciting news were forwarded to us by GYA- Member and SLAYS founder Vinitha Thadhani.
World Science Academies release Report to Promote Research Integrity - GYA member Paula Kivimaa was part of the responsible Committee on Research Integrity
GYA- Members participated in the Young Scientists Programme of IAP and discussed the theme of the meeting - "Creating the Future Economy".
GYA along with Swedish Young Academy and German Young Academy have joined force to raise awareness of ”The Youngacademy Movement” at Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) 2012 held in Dublin 11-15 July 2012.
The Global Young Academy today issued a sharply worded statement calling on the scientific community to do more to promote progress towards global sustainability. “The problem is not science, it is leadership”, said GYA co-chair Rees Kassen.
As policy makers prepare for the Rio+20 UN Earth Summit, the world’s science academies, through IAP with the contribution of GYA, highlight the global challenges of population and consumption.
Global Young Academy Wraps Up Very Successful General Assembly Meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa
With a program headlined by the South African Minister for Science and Technology, the Editor-in-Chief of Science magazine and other luminaries, the Global Young Academy (GYA) recently completed a very successful General Assembly meeting. The meeting, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, including 80 young scientists from 40 countries, distinguished senior scientists, and science administrators from around the world. With a theme of “Sustainability: Lessons on the road between Rio and Rio+20,” the conference focused on concrete actions young scientists can take to advance a sustainable future. The discussions at the Meeting led to the launch of the GYA Sandton Declaration on Sustainability.
Twenty years ago, the 1992 Rio Conference on Environment and Development inspired a generation of young people to take up the global challenge of forging pathways to sustainability. Many of those who did are now emerging scientific leaders whose research programs are dedicated to understanding and discovering solutions to this challenge. These leaders are represented in the Global Young Academy. The world cannot spend another twenty years in further discussions about the path toward sustainability. Progress toward a sustainable future must accelerate, and it must be both inclusive and enduring. The time for action, commensurate with the immediacy and diversity of sustainability challenges, is right now. The Global Young Academy believes that scientists, and science, are fundamental to realizing the goals of sustainability. Rio+40 must be a celebration of progress.