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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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Open Position for an Accountant/ Clerical Assistant
The Global Young Academy (GYA), the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina are looking for an Accountant/Clerical Assistant for the GYA Executive Office hosted at the BBAW in Berlin, Germany. The position is available from January 2014 for three years, with the possibility of renewal, funding permitting. The deadline for applications is 3 November 2013.
News at a glance
GYA Members Mitsunobu R. Kano, Shoji Komai, Wibool Piyawattanametha and Orakanoke Phanraksa, together with Kasama Kongsmak and Punchalee Pungpit, co-authored the study "Perceptions of Research Excellence in Thailand and Japan" published in STI Policy Review, Vol. 4, No 2.
The Global Young Academy today issued a position statement that identifies key challenges to achieving a global research culture and proposes concrete measures to confront them in the future.
GYA MD Heidi Wedel was invited to the Annual General Meeting of the RSE Young Academy of Scotland (YAS) in Stirling. The two academies not only share joint goals but also two active members, Rob Jenkins and Karen Lorimer.
The meeting brought together honorary guests and speakers, 78 GYA members from 37 countries, distinguished members of the GYA advisory board, and senior science ambassadors from around the world. The theme of this year’s meeting was “Demography and Global Research”, encompassing issues such as large multi-investigator research groups, international science networks, and global mobility. Many of the programmed events and working group activities addressed opportunities and challenges that these issues present for the next generation of scientists.
In May 2013, the Global State of Young Scientists (GloSYS) held an expert workshop in Hannover, Germany. Read about the prominent speakers and fruitful discussions, learn of its outcomes and conclusions, and get an impression by looking at the picture in the official Meeting Report.
"Global Young Academy's first Arab co-chair. Sameh Soror aims to attract more Arabs to the international society of early-career scientists."