80 top young scientists from 40 countries to attend the Global Young Academy’s General Assembly meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa
The Global Young Academy (GYA) together with the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) will be hosting an International Conference and General Assembly meeting from 20-24 May 2012 at the University of Pretoria, Gordon Institute of Business Studies, Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference is supported by the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST), the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in the frame of the German-South African Year of Science, IAP: the global network of science academies, twas - the academy of sciences for the developing world, the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and the University of Pretoria.
In order to give fresh impetus to the debate, the Volkswagen Foundation aims to foster new thinking and the development of different models in all areas related to the “Limits to Growth” study at the crossroads of natural and social sciences.
The Global Knowledge Initiative is now Accepting Requests for Engagement!
The GYA wishes to conduct an intercultural training in conflict management at the Executive Committee meeting to be held in Berlin on 20 January 2014. We envision improving the work of the EC by identifying and addressing culture related differences and sensitivities that may cause uneasiness among the members and thereby hinder discussions and impede decisions. We also wish to improve the leadership and moderating capacities of the GYA leaders towards the GYA membership. Enhancing their knowledge on intercultural issues should raise their awareness of potential conflicts due to cultural differences (including different gender roles), increase their ability to address these in a culturally sensitive manner, and enable them to effectively moderate controversial discussions and conflicts.
The Global Young Academy completed its General Assembly 2013 hosted by the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina, in Halle (Saale), Germany. During the meeting members from more than 50 countries elected their new leadership, including two co-chairs, for the coming year. The election brought to the head of this global academy for the first time an Egyptian young scientist, Sameh Soror, alongside the re-elected co-chair Rees Kassen (Canada).
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Global Young Academy Wraps Up Very Successful General Assembly Meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa
With a program headlined by the South African Minister for Science and Technology, the Editor-in-Chief of Science magazine and other luminaries, the Global Young Academy (GYA) recently completed a very successful General Assembly meeting. The meeting, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, including 80 young scientists from 40 countries, distinguished senior scientists, and science administrators from around the world. With a theme of “Sustainability: Lessons on the road between Rio and Rio+20,” the conference focused on concrete actions young scientists can take to advance a sustainable future. The discussions at the Meeting led to the launch of the GYA Sandton Declaration on Sustainability.
GYA along with Swedish Young Academy and German Young Academy have joined force to raise awareness of ”The Youngacademy Movement” at Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) 2012 held in Dublin 11-15 July 2012.
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.
"Global Young Academy's first Arab co-chair. Sameh Soror aims to attract more Arabs to the international society of early-career scientists."
GYA member Paula Kivamaa is contribting to a high-level expert committee on research integrity and scientific responsibility appointed by IAC in collaboration with IAP.
GYA endorses IAMP Call for Action to Strengthen Health Research Capacity in Low and Middle-Income Countries
The Call, endorsed by a majority of IAMP member academies, has been issued as an IAMP statement on the occasion of World Health Assembly discussions on the report of the Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination on Friday 24 May 2013.
GYA general assembly 2012 to be held in South Africa
In her keynote speech at the Global Young Academy General Assembly 2013, German State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Ms Quennet-Thielen announced funding of the GYA initially for three years. The GYA is excited about this great news for young scientists from around the world.
At the second European Gender Summit, in November 2012, the EU parliament in Brussels was the meeting point of scientists and leaders of diverse fields engaging with gender equality. The aim was to mainstream policies to enhance both quality and benefits of research and innovation for science and society.
On 8 May 2012, just one day before meeting a delegation organized by the Global Young Academy (GYA), Prof. Maged El-Sherbiny, Vice Minister for Scientific Research and President of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), signed a decree for the foundation of the Egyptian Young Academy of Sciences (EYAS).
Please note that the GYA office will be closed during the holiday period at the end of the year from 21 December 2011 to 3 Janaury 2012.
After an intense selection process, 46 new members have been selected to join the Global Young Academy! They come from various disciplines and regions. We are in particular happy to welcome members from 8 new countries - Zimbabwe, Saudi Arabia, Poland, Tunisia, Benin, Jordan, Morocco and Brazil.
As policy makers prepare for the Rio+20 UN Earth Summit, the world’s science academies, through IAP with the contribution of GYA, highlight the global challenges of population and consumption.
GYA- Members participated in the Young Scientists Programme of IAP and discussed the theme of the meeting - "Creating the Future Economy".
Participate in a competition on the innovative use of science and technology in developing countries!
At the symposium on "Socio-Ecological Novelty - Frontiers in Sustainability Research" young scientists from Germany and South Africa as well as from Uganda, Zimbabwe and Canada discussed significiant global issues in the context of sustainable development.
The GYA is pleased to announce the appointment of Irene Friesenhahn as Project Officer for “The Global State of Young Scientists” project.
Belgium joins the now 20 countries which have established a National Young Academy. Congratulations!
Deadline for applications: 20 March 2012
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.
The call for nominations for the Ernesto Illy Trieste Science Prize 2011 is now open.
Describe a specific experience and how it changed your science, training, or career goals.
GYA Member and nominee Patrick Arthur from Ghana is selected to be among the 600 young researchers from nearly 80 countries who will see 35 Nobel Laureates congregating at Lake Constance in Germany.
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 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.
World Science Academies release Report to Promote Research Integrity - GYA member Paula Kivimaa was part of the responsible Committee on Research Integrity
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland’s National Academy, welcomed members of the new “RSE Young Academy of Scotland” to an event on Tuesday 29th November.
The Science magazine just launched a new survey for young scientists.
Entrepreneurship Training - Workshop for Young Scientists and Engineers
Another Young Academy has been launched in 2012 – this time in Sri Lanka. These exciting news were forwarded to us by GYA- Member and SLAYS founder Vinitha Thadhani.
Call for Contributions
The Global Young Academy today issued a sharply worded statement calling on the scientific community to do more to promote progress towards global sustainability. “The problem is not science, it is leadership”, said GYA co-chair Rees Kassen.
The Global Young Academy (GYA) embraces Open Science movement as being in the best interest of science
The Global Young Academy issued a position statement that identifies obstacles that currently stand in the way of giving free access to scientific results and data, and advocates ways forward that will transform scientific research into a truly global endeavour. The GYA calls for scientific results to be made freely available for scientists around the world and for future generations.
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.
Twenty years ago, the 1992 Rio Conference on Environment and Development inspired a generation of young people to take up the global challenge of forging pathways to sustainability. Many of those who did are now emerging scientific leaders whose research programs are dedicated to understanding and discovering solutions to this challenge. These leaders are represented in the Global Young Academy. The world cannot spend another twenty years in further discussions about the path toward sustainability. Progress toward a sustainable future must accelerate, and it must be both inclusive and enduring. The time for action, commensurate with the immediacy and diversity of sustainability challenges, is right now. The Global Young Academy believes that scientists, and science, are fundamental to realizing the goals of sustainability. Rio+40 must be a celebration of progress.
The TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme enables competent researchers from developing countries to visit participating centres of excellence in the South for research collaboration. Applications are possible until 1 December each year.
Funding opportunity for researchers from developing countries - the TWAS- UNESCO Associateship Scheme. Visits to centres of excellence in the South for research collaboration will be funded. Deadline for the application is 1 December 2012!
"In your opinion, how could young scientists unleash curiosity and creativity to support excellence in science education?" - Your max. 400 word comments will be published in The Future of Medical Education Journal - Deadline 1 September 2012.
Forty young, brilliant scientists have become members of the Young Academy of Belgium (Jonge Academie).
In September 2011 The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters founded a new scientific academy for young talented scientists in Denmark, The Young Academy of Denmark.
With an Inaugural Colloquium on the historic date of 12-12-12 Malaysia has launched the Young Scientists Network - Academy of Sciences Malaysia. Congratulations to yet another National Young Academy!