Tsukuba Conference closes with declaration penned by GYA members

Mayor of Tsukuba City, Japan, Tatsuo Igarashi holds the “Tsukuba Declaration”, with its authors GYA Executive Committee member Yoko Shimpuku (Japan), Co-Chair Koen Vermeir (France), and GYA member Karly Kehoe (Canada).   More information is available here.    

Humans of the GYA

Research Skills Workshop Wolfson College

Check out the first “Humans of the GYA” video featuring Shima Taheri (Australia), a smart concrete researcher working at Macquarie University, Australia! By loading the video, you agree to YouTube’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock YouTube

GYA members contribute to UN Global Sustainable Development Report 2019

As a strong advocate of the implementation of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Global Young Academy welcomes the release of the Global Sustainable Development Report 2019 (GSDR) titled “The Future is Now: Science for Achieving Sustainable Development”. The report is available here. More information is available here.


The GYA congratulates and supports #FridaysForFuture activists who are drawing the public’s attention to the necessity to act on climate change now. The GYA, which brings together 200 excellent early- to mid-career researchers from all over the globe, believes that scientists, and science and research, are fundamental to realizing the goals of keeping global warming […]

World Science Forum 2019 – Apply for thematic session

Deadline extended! Submissions are now accepted until 17 April 2019. This year, the World Science Forum (WSF) offers the opportunity for any scientific organisation to apply for the thematic sessions to be included into the main programme. So, as a young scientist, you should seize this opportunity now and showcase your organisation’s work at the […]

GYA is well-liked!

  The GYA recently surpassed two social media milestones – 6,000 likes on Facebook, and 4,000 followers on Twitter! We update our social media feeds daily, so if you are interested in keeping up with the activities of GYA members and alumni, as well as our strategic partners, this is the best way to do […]

APOS report released

  The Global Young Academy released a report on 29 October titled ‘Publishing models, assessment, and open science’. The report is the outcome of a workshop that explored the links between scholarly publishing, research evaluation, and open science. A key conclusion of the report is that a new global culture of dialogue and debate is […]

Welcome GYA New Members 2018!

The Global Young Academy is pleased to welcome 45 new members to its ranks. All new members were inaugurated at the opening of the 8th International Conference of Young Scientists and GYA Annual General meeting in Pattaya, Thailand on 8 May. Read more about 2018’s new members here.

Women in Science Working Group

The GYA’s Women in Science Working Group aims to have the voice of women scientists widely heard to reach policy and decision makers with the target of a better future for female scientists. Moreover, the group aims to raise broad awareness to the not-fully-exploited potential of female intellectualism. As part of its ongoing efforts, Women […]

GloSYS Africa survey now live!

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The GYA’s Global State of Young Scientists (GloSYS) project investigates the context in which early-career researchers today work, and the challenges and motivations that shape their career trajectories. The current GloSYS project focuses on young scientists and scholars in Africa and the African diaspora, with particular themes of interest being access to support mechanisms, mentoring, […]

3rd Worldwide Meeting of Young Academies 2017

The 3rd Worldwide Meeting of Young Academies will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 19-21 July 2017, hosted by the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) and co-organised by the Global Young Academy (GYA). This will be a great opportunity for representatives from NYAs and similar bodies to exchange ideas and expertise, discuss […]

Fundamental research: the foundation of innovation

The GYA is publishing a new report on “Restoring Canada’s Competitiveness in Fundamental Research: The View from the Bench” today. The report by GYA members Julia Baum and Jeremy Kerr reveals that Canada’s support for fundamental research crumbled over the past decade, due to the previous government’s disregard for fundamental research. As a result, many […]