ASEAN Science Leadership Programme 2017 in Malaysia

ASEAN Science Leadership Programme 2017 participants

The Young Scientists Network-Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM) and the Global Young Academy (GYA) in cooperation with the Malaysian Higher Education Leadership Academy (AKEPT), the Thai National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), and the World Academy of Sciences Young Affiliates Network (TWAS-TYAN) successfully organised the ASEAN Science Leadership Programme (SLP) 2017 in Malaysia from […]

GYA AGM 2017 Report Online

Image of the cover of the AGM Report 2017

The Global Young Academy recently published the report of the 7th International Conference of Young Scientists & GYA Annual General Meeting in Scotland, UK. The full report can be downloaded following the links below. Downloads: GYA AGM Report 2017 – Social Justice in a Rapidly Changing World [Web] GYA AGM Report 2017 – Social Justice […]

Young Scientist Ambassador Programme – Workshop in Pakistan

GYA executive committee member Almas Taj Awan and GYA alumnus Aftab Ahmad arranged a workshop and three school tours on 14-15 March 2017 in a remote village named ‘Dandi (District Chakwal)’ in Pakistan. The workshop was based on a project of the GYA Young Scientist Ambassador Programme (YSAP) in collaboration with the National Academy of […]

Interviews by Tran Quang Huy to popularise GYA and YSAP in Vietnam


GYA member Tran Quang Huy conducted several interviews to popularise the Global Young Academy (GYA) and the Young Scientist Ambassador Programme in Vietnam. Tran encouraged young people to consider science as a career path and seek out ways to become a global citizen. With this inspirational message, Tran  hopes that more young scientists from Vietnam […]

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 […]

5th World Conference on Research Integrity attended by GYA member Roberta D’Alessandro

© Roberta D’Alessandro

Roberta D’Alessandro attended the 5th WCRI (World Conference on Research Integrity), which was held in Amsterdam on May 28-31. The WCRI was organized around the interlinked themes of transparency and accountability, building on the premise that the honesty and reliability of research are best served by openly sharing all aspects of research and by taking […]

Welcome to our New Members 2017!

Martin Dominik, Orakanoke Phanraksa and new Member Wataru Iwasaki © by MJD Esser

The Global Young Academy is pleased to welcome 39 new members to its ranks. All new members were inaugurated at the opening of the 7th International Conference of Young Scientists and GYA Annual General Meeting in Aviemore, Scotland from 15-19 May. The 2017 new GYA members represent more than 30 countries, among them our first […]

GENEThiCS-2084 Workshop Video

GENEThiCS-2084 © by Out of the Woods

GYA working group „Science + Art = Peace + Justice” has published a video (see below) of their GENEThiCS-2084 workshop held in October 2016 at a school in Scotland, UK. Children were asked to come up with ideas of what the future might look like when it comes to discoveries in gene editing, biotechnology etc. […]

State Minister for Science visits GYA Office

Local member of the German Bundestag, Karamba Diaby, and Armin Willingmann, Saxony-Anhalt State Minister for Economy, Science and Digitalisation visited the GYA Office today. The Minister stressed how happy he was for the State of Saxony-Anhalt to now be hosting the GYA Office. He also took a particular interest in GYA’s GloSYS project on the […]

GYA Year Review 2016 now available

GYA has just published its 2016 Year Review with 12 stories on what we have achieved or worked on in the past year. Articles range from open access and science diplomacy to our involvement in the G7 Science & Technology Ministers’ Summit and our activities in the national young academies movement. You can find the […]

Think 20 Summit – Global Solutions, Berlin, May 2017

Young Global Changers Group Photo (© Global Solutions / Tobias Koch)

GYA member Benjamin Hennig was one of 100 so-called Young Global Changers from 100 different countries to attend the Think 20 Summit – Global Solutions that took place in Berlin on 29-30 May 2017. He also attended a side event aimed at engaging the young scholars with the themes discussed during the main summit and […]

GYA Connections 2017 out now!

The latest edition of „Connections“, our GYA magazine is out now. The themed articles in the current issue examine “Water” from many different angles, encompassing the extremes of urban and rural, flood and drought, the lightning fast and the glacier slow. The GYA Activities pages include updates on GloSYS ASEAN and the More Open Access […]