Before the year 2019 closed, the Swiss Young Academy was officially established, with support from the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences. This support provides young academics in Switzerland with the opportunity to call attention to their particular concerns. The idea to form a young academy in Switzerland has been the subject of exploration since 2012. Now that it has officially been founded, the Swiss Young Academy joins a growing global network of young academies – over 40 worldwide.

The main objectives of the Swiss Young Academy are to enhance its members’ skills and expand their academic networks. The organisation will provide members with the opportunity to advance their academic careers with a mentoring programme. In addition, the opportunity to carry out creative and innovative projects in an institutional setting improves the dialogue between science and society.

The first-ever call for members for the Swiss Young Academy begins in mid-December 2019 and lasts until 31 January 2020. See more here: https://swissyoungacademy.ch/en.