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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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Opportunity: GYA is looking for Part-Time GloSYS Project Researcher (EG 13)
After having conducted a Precursor-Study on “The Global State of Young Scientists” (GloSYS), the GYA is now preparing for follow-up regional GloSYS studies. Therefore the GYA is currently looking for a Part-Time GloSYS Researcher (four months 50%, with possibility to be extended) for the Executive Office hosted at BBAW, Berlin, Germany, to draft a major scientific research proposal for a three years GloSYS Africa study. Application Deadline: 22 September 2014.
The full job-ad can be found here.
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.
Do you want to know more about the GYA? Have a look at this video from the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting.
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
Five GYA members are going to participate at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of New Champions. Amongst them are Ivana Gadjanski, Maite Martinez-Aldaya, Vanny Narita, Noble Bannada, and Vidushi Neergheen-Bhujun.
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.