Under the leadership of Menattallah Elserafy (Zewail City of Science and Technology, Egypt) the 71-member Selection Committee of the GYA has finalised the selection of 39 new members to join the GYA in June 2022 for a tenure of five years. The GYA new member cohort includes representatives from 24 individual countries, from all GYA general disciplines, and includes 19 females, 19 males and 1 who prefers not to say.
In June 2022 when the new cohort is inducted, the gender ratio will be 101 female/98 male/1 non-binary. Such gender balance is a development that the GYA has been moving towards for the last few years, and is a reflection of the excellent female/non-binary applicants to the GYA.
In addition to helping the GYA maintain its gender parity benchmarks, the new member cohort has increased GYA international representation by 2 countries. The newly-added countries include Mongolia and Greece.
Among other activities, the GYA acts as a facilitator and (virtual) convenor for the growing global network of National Young Academies. The GYA is therefore delighted to see that a number of new members are also members of – or in leadership positions in – their respective country’s NYA.
Additionally, the GYA is pleased to welcome a number of Young Affiliates of The World Academy of Science (TWAS) among the 2022 new member cohort.
Each application was evaluated by at least three Selection Committee members in two successive rounds of reviews, and were scored, first and foremost, based on the excellence of their scientific research, as well as on their demonstrated societal engagement.
Please join the GYA in extending a very warm welcome to the following new members:
Adeyemi Oladapo Aremu, North-West University, South Africa
Amarjargal Dagvadorj, Parliamentary Research Service, Secretariat of Parliament of Mongolia, Mongolia
Amurabi Oliveira, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Ana Ochoa Sánchez, University of Azuay, Ecuador
Assaf Zinger, Technion- Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Carina Geldhauser, Lund University, Sweden
Carlo Altamirano-Allende, Independent Researcher, Mexico
Dominika Latusek-Jurczak, Kozminski University, Poland
Edmond Sanganyado, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Éva Dékány, Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics and Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
Gary Kerr, Edinburgh Napier University Scotland, United Kingdom
Graham de Ruiter, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Jane Yau, DIPF Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education, Germany
Jovana Milić, Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Jude Kimengsi, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany and The University of Bamenda, Cameroon
Lalit Khandare, Pacific University, United States
Laura Zimmermann, University of Georgia, United States
Lin Wang, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Lydia Rhyman, University of Mauritius, Mauritius
Mark Angelo Balendres, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines
Meng Wang, China Academy of Sciences, China
Mohammed Almahfali, Lund University, Sweden
Muhammad Ali, Friedrich Schiller University, Germany and National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan
Nafisa Tanjeem, Lesley University, United States
Natalia Kucirkova, University of Stavanger, Norway and The Open University, United Kingdom
Ofra Amir, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Ovie Edegbene, Federal University of Health Sciences, Nigeria
Qilin Wang, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Rafał Majka, Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University, Poland
Rita Orji, Dalhousie University, Canada
Ruchi Gupta, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Sabrina Elias, Independent University, Bangladesh
Shankar Kausley, Tata Consultancy Services, India
Sibel Eker, Radboud University Nijmegen School of Management, Netherlands
Stella Tsani, University of Ioannina, Greece
Stephanie Jurburg, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Germany
Thomas Burelli, University of Ottawa, Canada
Tomislav Meštrović, University North, University Centre Varaždin, Croatia
Upasana Ray, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, India
The new member cohort officially begins their five-year term during the Annual General Meeting and International Conference of Young Scientists, which this year will be held online from 14–17 June 2022. The conference programme, panel and speaker information can be found here: Annual International Conference of Young Scientists.