GYA elects new Co-Chairs and Executive Committee at 2022 Annual General Meeting

The GYA’s 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Conference successfully concluded today, and included the election of a new Executive Committee, To represent and lead them through the upcoming year, GYA members elected leaders hailing from North America, Africa, Asia and Europe – a majority of whom are women – to the Executive Committee (EC), […]

Welcome new members 2022

The Global Young Academy is pleased to welcome 39 new members to its ranks. All new members were inaugurated at the opening of this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 13 June 2022. The GYA new member cohort includes representatives from 24 individual countries, from all GYA general disciplines, and includes 19 females, 19 males […]

“I loved books from before I could understand what the words meant.”

#ThisLittleGirlIsMe, and she is still a big part of who I am today. From early in my life it was clear that I was headed for a life of learning. I loved books from before I could understand what the words meant. My parents found me in bed trying to read Encyclopedia Botanica one night. […]

Executive Committee member reports on UNESCO meeting on Scientific Integrity

On 9 December 2021 a global digital exchange of ideas and experiences on Scientific Integrity for stakeholders from UNESCO-related networks and science policy was hosted by the German Commission for UNESCO in cooperation with UNESCO’s Sectors for the Natural Sciences and the Social and Human Sciences. GYA Executive Committee Member Encieh Erfani (IASBS, Iran) represented the GYA […]

February 2022 news from the Young Academies

Your input needed: the pandemic and Young Academies Last month we asked Young Academies the world over to share their experiences after two years into the COVID-19 pandemic. A lot of interesting replies have come in, and we would be interested to hear back from more of you. We will then share feedback on trends […]

“This little girl has never been told that girls can’t do science”

This little girl has never been told that girls can’t do science. On the contrary, she was encouraged to the maximum by her family and always felt that studying science is something special and very interesting. She always believed that the doctors who can treat patients are the ultimate heroes and was aspiring to do […]