Networking science.

The Swiss Young Academy networks young researchers from a wide range of scientific disciplines and creates an inspiring environment for inter- and transdisciplinary exchange and innovative ideas. Its members are the representatives of Swiss science and are regarded as the young voice of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences.


04|05|2023: Five new members elected

On 1 May 2023, the Board of Directors of the Swiss Academies of Sciences elected five new members to the Swiss Young Academy. We are looking forward to working together and to shaping and implementing new project ideas together.

23|03|23: Interview with member Fanny Georgi

In this interview, Fanny Georgi talks about what is needed to promote equal opportunity, how important dialogue is for finding solutions, and which quirk she has developed from working in a laboratory.

15|12|2021: Call for members launched

Are you interested in interdisciplinary issues or transdisciplinary collaboration? Do you have an academic connection to Switzerland and are not yet 40 years old? Then apply for a five-year membership of the Swiss Young Academy by 28 February 2023.

14|12|22: Four new joint projects approved

Exploring the boundary between science and activism, formulating recommendations for improving the working conditions of non-professorial teaching staff, fostering transdisciplinarity through targeted science communication and establishing a science policy and diplomacy network for young scientists – these are the topics that the four latest project will be addressing in 2023.

Agenda | Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

Sharing knowledge, meeting stimulating people and using interfaces.

Ongoing Projects

The core tasks of the Swiss Young Academy includes not only representing young researchers and promoting the science- and social-policy discourse, but also implementing inter- and transdisciplinary projects at the interface between science and society. For this purpose, each member has access to funding, which makes possible joint projects in groups of up to 6 people.

Science vs Activism? Exploring the Boundary

What is science and what is activism? Where does one end and the other begin? Why is it necessary that we keep these two worlds apart and is that even possible?

Swiss Young Network for Science Policy and Diplomacy (SYNESPOD)

How can we increase the capacity, visibility, and impact of early-career researchers in science policy and science diplomacy?

Fostering Transdisciplinary Collaborations for Change - the Podcast

How can members of the SYA foster inter- and trans-disciplinary collaborations in order to contribute to societal challenges?

Who gets heard? Selecting Scientific Experts in Swiss Legislative Processes

How does science get heard in the legislative process? How are scientific experts selected? How to ensure that interdisciplinary perspectives are incorporated?

COVID-19 Fake News

What can we learn from COVID-19 fake news about the spread of scientific misinformation in general?