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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 5 October 2014.
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
On 18 September 2014 the Egyptian Young Academy of Sciences (EYAS) was officially launched under the auspices of the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) and in the presence of the President of ASRT, Prof. Mahmoud Sakr, the Egyptian Minister of Higher Education, Hossam Eisa, and the Egyptian Minister of Scientific Research, H.E Prof. Sherif Hammad, as well as international representatives of Young Academies. 15 members were accepted as the first members of EYAS.
This year five GYA members were selected to participate at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of New Champions which was held in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China, 10 to 12 September 2014: Ivana Gadjanski (Serbia), Maite Martinez-Aldaya (Spain), Vanny Narita (Indonesia), Noble Bannada (Uganda), and Vidushi Neergheen-Bhujun (Mauritius). For the GYA-participants it this meeting was a very rewarding and enriching experience.
GYA Co-Chair Eva Alisic represented the GYA at the General Assembly of the International Council for Science (ICSU) in Auckland, 31 August to 3 September 2014
Co-Chair Eva Alisic represented the GYA at the General Assembly of the International Council for Science (ICSU) in Auckland, 30 August to 3 September 2014. The meeting was successful for the GYA.