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.


15I02I2024: Countering fake news and conspiracy theories - new recommendations published

In collaboration with researchers from UZH, our "Fake News" project group has interviewed numerous experts on combating fake news / conspiracy theories and published recommendations for action on this basis.

15I02I2024: 4 new joint projects adopted

The leaky pipeline in STEM; challenges faced by early career researchers in interacting with media; the promotion of innovative teaching formats at the interface between science and society; artificial intelligence in education and health - these are the topics our four new project groups will be focusing on in 2024.

05I02|2024: Project assistants needed

Are you looking for a challenging and exciting position at the interface between science and society? We are looking for project assistants for our projects.

23|01|2024: Portrait of member Lauren Clack

How you can make a difference in medicine without studying medicine, how the Swiss Young Academy opens doors and how opportunities are seized - find out more in the new portrait of our member Lauren Clack.

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.

Innovative teaching formats at the science-society interface

How can innovative teaching formats at the interface between science and society be promoted, disseminated and qualitatively improved in the Swiss higher education system?

Navigating the media as Early Career Academics

What challenges do early career academics face as they navigate the media? What measures and strategies can be helpful in tackling these challenges?

Unveiling the leaky Pipeline in STEM

Why do more women leave the academic world after earning a doctorate than men?

AI in Science and Society

Where is artificial intelligence being used in education and healthcare – and what role can the Swiss Young Academy play in this development?

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?

Innovative Policies for Fostering Academic Careers in Switzerland

What innovative best practices regarding academic employment and career development can be identified and shared to create pathways for structural change?

The "Spark" Podcast

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

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