Who We Are
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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Coming Up: GYA Annual General Meeting 2014
The Fourth International Conference for Young Scientists and GYA Annual General Meeting will take place at the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences of the Universidad de Chile in Santiago de Chile, Chile, from 21 to 25 May 2014. The theme of this year’s Conference is ‘Natural Resources in a Finite World’.
Two GYA-members presented at United Nation's new Scientific Advisory Board
On 30 January GYA co-chair Rees Kassen and member Sherien El-Agroudy were part of a delegation of six young scientists invited to present at the inaugural meeting of the United Nation's new Scientific Advisory Board. The SAB is composed of 26 eminent scientists from around the world and many different disciplines.
The presentation by the young scientists emphasized the importance and value of public science, that is, science that provides ideas and innovation for the public good and increases public engagement in the scientific process. The delegation also encouraged the SAB to use the growing network of Young Academies, including the Global Young Academy, in their work.
The text of the young scientists' presentation is available publicly on the SAB website.
News at a glance
GYA-member Federico Rosei inaugurated as first UNESCO Chair on Materials and Technologies for Energy Conversion, Saving and Storage (MATECSS) at INRS, Quebec, Canada
On 10 April 2014 GYA member Federico Rosei – Professor and Director of Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications, Université du Québec, Varennes (QC) Canada – was inaugurated as UNESCO Chair on Materials and Technologies for Energy Conversion, Saving and Storage (MATECSS). Congratulations!
The prodceedings of the Interdisciplinary German-South African Symposium on the topic "Socio-Ecological Novelty. Frontiers in Sustainability Research" (18-20 March 2013, Berlin, Germany) is available online on our website.
Paper co-authored by GYA member Eva Alisic stresses the importance of Open Access and Open Science for global research
A lack of Open Access and Open Science data is hindering worldwide interdisciplinary collaboration needed for the study of global phenomena, such as trauma, according to the recent paper “Is traumatic stress research global? A bibliometric analysis” (European Journal of Psychotraumatology), co-authored by Global Young Academy member Dr Eva Alisic (Monash Injury Research Institute).
We are proud to release the report on our BMBF-funded project "Global State of Young Scientists" (GloSYS). The study, authored by Catherine Beaudry (Canada) and Irene Friesenhahn (Germany), explored the concerns and opportunities for career development of young researchers. The project team collected 650 survey responses and 45 interviews with participants from all five world regions. The central findings of the precursor project and the resulting recommendations from GloSYS can serve as a basis to improve the state of young researchers throughout the world.