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.


19|09|23: Two "Science vs Activism" programme items at this year's ScienceComm

At this year's ScienceComm, the Swiss Congress for Science Communication, our project group "Science vs Activism? Exploring the Boundary" is organising two exciting programme items under the overall theme "from knowledge to dialogue to action".

13I07I23: New Executive Board and new Speaker elected

The Members' Assembly elected a new Executive Board and its Chair. Newly elected are Jovana Milić, Silvia Maier (vice-speaker) and Lerato Posholi. Re-elected are Sofie Behluli, who is the new speaker, and Darius Farman.

14|06|23: New publication of the "Who gets heard" project group

How do scientific findings get into the Swiss parliament? Our project group "Who gets heard" provides practical tips, insights and background information so that scientists can successfully contribute their knowledge to parliamentary deliberations.

13|06|23: Portrait of member Odile Ammann

Odile Ammann teaches at the University of Lausanne and is currently completing her habilitation thesis in public law. She was won over by the team spirit that is so important to the Swiss Young Academy. Since 2020, she has been working with three other members on a project that examines the role of science in the legislative process.

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 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?

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?

Fostering Transdisciplinary Collaborations for Change - the Podcast

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?

COVID-19 Fake News

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