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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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Call for Membership 2014 is open!
The closing date for the receipt of applications is 11 pm UTC, Sunday 28 September 2014. No late entries will be accepted.
You can download the flyer for the Call for Membership as PDF. Please use the flyer and the website to spread the word about the call in your network.
Upcoming: "Mediale Welten" by Akademieunion and Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz, supported by GYA
|GYA member Sabina Leonelli will participate in a panel on "Current Practices and Future Visions of Communication and Scientific Dialogue in the Digital Age" at
"Mediale Welten" (Mediated Worlds). The public event will take place on 1 September 2014, 1-6pm at Leibnizsaal, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin and is organized by Akademieunion and Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz. It is part of the German Science Year on "Digital Society"
You will be able to follow the event and join the discussion on Twitter (supported by GYA) using the hashtag #medialewelten.
GYA Annual General Meeting 2014 successfully completed
The Fourth International Conference for Young Scientists and GYA Annual General Meeting took place at the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences of the Universidad de Chile and Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago de Chile, Chile, from 21 to 25 May 2014. The theme of this year’s Conference was ‘Natural Resources in a Finite World’.
A short summary can be downloaded as PDF.
GYA Connections - Issue 2 online
Issue 2 of the GYA Connections- the Magazine of the Global Young Academy was launched just in time for distribution at the AGM in Chile.
The current issue features articles about the experience of addressing the UN Scientific Advisory Board (Sherien Elagroudy), a summary of the key findings in the GloSYS precursor study (Irene Friesenhahn) and insights on mentorship and mobility of young scholars (Catherine Beaudry). James Tickner reports on the new GYA members and Phil Gona on the First Africa Young Academies Regional Conference.
The full issue can be downloaded as PDF. Happy reading!
News at a glance
Brainstorming meeting with EU Commission Joint Research Center is starting point to structural dialogue
Last Friday, 11 July 2014, a GYA brainstorming session with the EU Commission’s Joint Research Center and the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) took place in Brussels, in order to identify undetected challenges for research.
GYA members Ghada Bassioni, Marc Creus and Managing Director Heidi Wedel held a GYA session on “Excellent Young Scientists Aiming to Change the World” at the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting on 2 July 2014.
The GYA was invited to nominate members for the delegation to the UN Preparatory Committee Meeting for the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, that will take place 14-18 March 2015 in Sendai, Japan.