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.
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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.
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.
Sharing knowledge, meeting stimulating people and using interfaces.
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.
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?
How can we increase the capacity, visibility, and impact of early-career researchers in science policy and science diplomacy?
How can members of the SYA foster inter- and trans-disciplinary collaborations in order to contribute to societal challenges?
How does science get heard in the legislative process? How are scientific experts selected? How to ensure that interdisciplinary perspectives are incorporated?
What can we learn from COVID-19 fake news about the spread of scientific misinformation in general?
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