National Young Academies

One of the major aims of the GYA is to support the establishment and development of National Young Academies (NYA), cooperation with them and networking. For this purpose, the GYA has developed “A Blueprint for Establishing a National Young Academy” and provides advice and support.

In order to support global cooperation between young academies, the GYA co-organised the First Worldwide Meeting of Young Academies in October 2012 and the second event of this kind in November 2015. The Third Worldwide Meeting of Young Academies took place in July 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Besides offering NYAs numerous opportunities to engage in attractive international activities, the GYA is also involved in supporting cooperation among young academies in particular regions.

The first and second Africa Young Academies Regional Conferences were held in 2014 and 2016. A Third Regional Conference is planned for 2018 and will take place in Cairo, Egypt.

The First Asian National Young Academy Meeting took place in 2016 and will be followed by a second meeting scheduled for 2018.

Most importantly, the GYA has boosted the establishment of NYAs around the world. Since its inception, 28 NYAs have been established, many of them with support from the GYA and its members. Overall, 34 NYAs and more than 10 similar bodies now exist worldwide. More are close to launching in 2018.


National Young Academies and Similar Bodies

National Young Academy
CountryEstablished in
Albanian Young AcademyAlbania2017
Junge AkademieAustria2007
Jonge AcademieBelgium2012
College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of CanadaCanada2014
Young Academy of DenmarkDenmark2011
Egyptian Young Academy of SciencesEgypt2014
Ethiopian Young Academy of ScienceEthiopia2015
Young Academy FinlandFinland2017
Die Junge AkademieGermany2000
Ghana Young Academy (GhYA)Ghana2014
Indian National Young Academy of Science (INYAS)India2014
Indonesian Young Academy of Sciences (AIMI)Indonesia2015
Israel Young AcademyIsrael2012
Young Academy of JapanJapan2011
Kenya National Young Academy of Sciences (KNYAS)Kenya2014
Young Scientists Network – Academy of Sciences MalaysiaMalaysia2012
De Jonge AkademieNetherlands2005
Nigerian Young AcademyNigeria2010
The Young Academy of NorwayNorway2015
National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS) PakistanPakistan2009
Philippine Academy of Young ScientistsPhilippines2011
Polish Young AcademyPoland2012
RSE Young Academy of ScotlandScotland2011
Académie Nationale des Jeunes Scientifiques du Sénégal (ANJSS)Senegal2015
South African Young Academy of ScienceSouth Africa2011
Young Korean Academy of Science and TechnologySouth Korea2017
Sri Lanka Academy of Young Scientists (SLAYS)Sri Lanka2012
Sudanese Academy of Young ScientistsSudan2007
Young Academy of SwedenSweden2011
Tanzania Young Academy of SciencesTanzania2016
Thai Young Scientists AcademyThailand2011
Uganda National Young AcademyUganda2015
Vietnam Young Academy (VYA)Vietnam2014
Zimbabwe Young Academy of Science (ZIMYAS)Zimbabwe2011


Similar Bodies

Council of young scientists and specialists of the Azerbaijan National Academy of ScienceAzerbaijan 2013
Council of Young Scientists of the National Academy of Sciences of BelarusBelarus2003
Young Affiliates of the Brazilian Academy of SciencesBrazil2007
Burundi Council of Young ScientistsBurundi2016
Young Academy of EuropeGermany / Europe2012
Arab-German Young AcademyGermany2013
Council of Young Scientists at the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of KazakhstanKazakhstan2007
Association of Latvian Young Scientists (ALYS)Latvia2005
Liberian Young Association for the Advancement of Science (LYAAS)Liberia2012
Centre for Young Scientists at the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and ArtsMontenegro2010
Royal Society Te Apārangi’s Early Career Researcher ForumNew Zealand2011
Council of Young Scientists (at the Women Scientist Association of Uzbekistan)Uzbekistan2016
Council of Young Researchers of the Russian Academy of SciencesRussia 2009
Venezuelan Young Scientists Network (RedJIV)Venezuela2010