Welcome GYA New Members 2021!

The Global Young Academy is pleased to welcome 31 new members to its ranks. All new members were inaugurated at the opening of this year’s electronic Annual General Meeting (e-AGM) on 1 June 2021. The 2021 new GYA members represent 28 different countries, come from all GYA general disciplines, and include 19 females and 12 […]

Welcome GYA New Members 2020!

The Global Young Academy is pleased to welcome 40 new members to its ranks. All new members were inaugurated at the opening of this year’s electronic Annual General Meeting (e-AGM) on 8 June 2020. The 2020 new GYA members represent 30 different countries, come from all GYA general disciplines, and include 23 females, 1 non-binary, […]

Exploring citizen science to measure air quality

The 2019/20 North-South Interdisciplinary Grant project Citizen Science for Reducing Exposure to Urban Air Pollution explores questions of how citizen engagement can help advance science, with a focus on the area of data collection to record air quality. In an interim report (available here), GYA members Ibrahim Sidi Zakari (Abdou Moumouni University, Niger), Lisa Herzog […]

GYA member Aminata Garba selected to World Data System Scientific Committee

GYA member Aminata Garba (Carnegie Mellon University, Rwanda) has been invited to serve on the WDS Scientific Committee, the governing body of the World Data System (WDS). The Scientific Committee includes leading scientists and experts on data and/or computer sciences from diverse disciplines and geographical regions, who jointly address large dataset issues. Aminata is one […]

5 good reasons to apply for the Global Young Academy (GYA)

You want to make an impact in the world and engage, outside the walls of the lab, academia or industry. We are in a particular historical moment where young people, especially young scientists, need to engage to create new and innovative solutions to the world’s environmental and social problems. You want to be continuously inspired. […]

9 tips for preparing a great application to the GYA

Preparing your application for the Global Young Academy (GYA): 9 tips to make sure you put in a competitive application!   We are delighted that you are planning to submit an application to join the GYA! This is to help you have the best possible chance of being selected by making sure you fill in […]

YSAP Mission in Israel

GYA member Mona Khoury-Kassabri from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, hosted a GYA Young Scientist Ambassador Programme (YSAP) mission in June 2019. GYA member Mahesh Kumar, a professor of Microelectronics at the Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, India, met research scholars, young scientists, and professors to discuss ways to develop future collaborative research. Mahesh delivered […]

Responsibility for Refugee and Migrant Integration – Video Interview with the authors

The book Responsibility for Refugee and Migrant Integration contributes to the ongoing debate about the integration of newcomers into societies by gathering insights from different academic disciplines, experiences from migrants and newcomers, and comments from those engaged in the day-to-day work of integration. It focuses on the role and responsibility of individuals in the face […]

GYA organises panel on Enlightenment at ALLEA 25th anniversary conference

From 8-10 May 2019, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA) held its 25th anniversary conference in Bern, Switzerland. Three representatives of the GYA, Co-Chairs Connie Nshemereirwe (Uganda) and Koen Vermeir (France) and Executive Committee member Michael Saliba (Switzerland) discussed this year’s GYA’s International Conference of Young Scientists on ‘Re-Enlightenment? Truth, Reason and Science […]

YSAP Mission in India

As part of a collaboration between two GYA members, Mirabbos Hojamberdiev (Uzbekistan) of Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan visited the Indian Institute of Technology in Jodhpur, India from 11-27 December 2018. While in India, Mirabbos conducted two YSAP activities: (i) a science outreach programme at the Government Senior Secondary School of Barni Khurd, and […]

YSAP Mission in Serbia

In October 2018, the University of Belgrade in Serbia served as host to a GYA Young Scientist Ambassador Programme (YSAP) mission, where GYA member Thomas Edison dela Cruz, a professor of microbiology at the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines, met with young scientists and professors. During this outreach mission, Thomas delivered a lecture […]

CIFAR Women in Science leadership workshop

The GYA Women in Science Group co-organised a 22-24 March CIFAR Women in Science Leadership Workshop titled ‘Fostering diverse and inclusive leadership in academia’, which took place as a pre-event to the 2018 Global Gathering of the Next Einstein Forum in Kigali Rwanda. The workshop (see programme here), with participation of GYA Members Ghada Bassioni, […]