GYA’s new office opening reception held on 27 January was an opportunity to connect GYA and its office to the new surrounding in Halle, Germany. Prof. Hacker, President of the Leopoldina, joined us for the opening remarks and provided a glowing statement around GYA’s accomplishments and future.  Michael Sondermann from the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) also noted their continued support for the GYA. Further, we received distinguished guests from the State of Saxony-Anhalt, the City of Halle, the EU’s Joint Research Centre, other Academies of Science, university representatives and last but not least the Leopoldina. The Co-Chairs Orakanoke Phanraksa and Mari-Vaughn Johnson represented the GYA together with the GYA members Moritz Riede, Nico Dissmeyer, Andrej Konevega, Robert Lepenies and Alexandru Simon. With this experience, GYA is confident to confirm that the GYA promises to flourish under the new umbrella of the Leopoldina.
Photos © GYA 2017, Markus Scholz