Following the Members' Assembly, the members elected Lucas Mueller as the new speaker of the Swiss Young Academy for the year 2021/2022. We thank Estefania Cuero for her commitment as the first speaker and look forward to a successful collaboration with Lucas Mueller.
Call for participation open – SYA members are organizing a retreat in September for underrepresented Early Career Researchers (ECRs) in Switzerland. The retreat is part of the project Challenging Inequalities and Precarious Working Conditions in Swiss Academic Institutions. The retreat invites ECRs who identify as first-generation or BIPOC/Jewish/Migrant to discuss institutional politics and their lived experiences in Swiss academia. Deadline 15 July.
The Member's Assembly has elected a new Executive Board – we are looking forward to a great collaboration! Newly elected is Darius Farman, re-elected are BinBin Pearce, Florian Egli, Stefanie Boulila and Lucas Mueller.
The project "Who gets heard?" of the Swiss Young Academy launches its survey in May 2021. How does science get heard in the legislative process? How are scientific experts selected for hearings? And how can they best communicate their knowledge to political decision-makers?
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.