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.


10|06|2022: New Executive Board elected

At their Members' Assembly, the members of the Swiss Young Academy elected a new Executive Board for the year 2022/23. With Sofie Behluli and Mey Boukenna, two members have been newly elected to the Executive Board.

06|05|2022: Five new members elected

The Members' Assembly has elected five new members. We are looking forward to working together and to shaping and implementing new project ideas together.

31|03|2022: Call for Mentors launched

The Administrative Office is looking for experienced researchers from academic or non-academic fields who would enjoy passing on their experience and advice regarding career-relevant topics to our members in the context of one-to-one mentoring.

21|03|2022: New contribution to the European Journalism Observatory

What should statistics look like so that readers trust them? What does it take for graphics to be interpreted correctly? Based on their research, our "Fake News" project group at the European Journalism Observatory explains what makes graphic statistics understandable and trustworthy.

Call for mentors

Would you like to be in dialogue with talented young scientists and give them your advice on career-relevant topics? Then register here with us as a mentor!

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.

Challenging Inequalities and Precarious Working Conditions in Swiss Academic Institutions

What are the reasons for the marginalization, growing competition over collaboration and precarity in (Swiss) academia? And what can be done about it?

COVID-19 Fake News

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

Fostering Transdisciplinary Collaborations for Change

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?

Swiss Young Academy

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