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 in the national and international context and are regarded as the young voice of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences.


15|11|2021: Public event on the future of human rights

The members of the project "The Future of Human Rights" are organising a public event in Bern on 10 December, which will include discussions, performances and debates on the future of human rights in the thematic areas of digitalisation, health, art and climate change.

09|11|2021: New members of the Advisory Council elected

The Board of Directors of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences has elected Prof. Patrick Linder (University of Geneva) and Prof. Christian Lüscher (University of Geneva) as new members of the Advisory Council. The Advisory Council now has two more members who can advise and support the members of the Swiss Young Academy in their joint projects and personal interests.

13|10|21: Public Panel Discussion "Paving the Way to the Future of Swiss Academia"

SYA members are organising a panel discussion on "Paving the Way to the Future of Swiss Academia" on 21 October. The event is part of the project "Challenging Inequalities and Precarious Working Conditions in Swiss Academic Institutions". Together with important stakeholders, the proposals developed by the project group in this regard will be discussed.

24|08|2021: Launch of Design Challenge

How and to what extent does climate change affect human rights? The project group "Human Rights" of the Swiss Young Academy launches a design challenge on climate change and human rights. Join the challenge and demonstrate your talent!

Agenda | Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

Sharing knowledge, meeting stimulating people and using interfaces.


The core tasks of the Swiss Young Academy include 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 personal or joint projects in groups of up to 6 people.

Swiss Young Academy

Karin M. Spycher, Head of Swiss Young Academy
House of Academies
Laupenstrasse 7
P.O. Box
3001 Bern