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.


13I05|2024: 5 new SYA members elected

The Members' Assembly of the Swiss Young Academy has elected 5 new members. We look forward to working with Raffaela Kunz, Clément Meier, Julio Paulos, Mohammad Peydayesh and Eda Elif Tibet over the next five years. Their membership starts on 21 June 2024 as part of a formal ceremony.

01I05I2024: JAS workshop on teaching at the interface of science and society

On 12 June, our project group "Innovative Teaching Formats at the Science-Society Interface" is organising a workshop to stimulate discussion and reflection on innovative teaching formats at the interface between science and society.

01|05|2024: Mapping of educational offers at the interface between science and politics

The project team of the Swiss Young Network for Science Policy and Diplomacy (SYNESPOD) of the Swiss Young Academy, in collaboration with its partners Reatch and Geneva Science-Policy Interface, is launching a mapping initiative to identify various educational offers at the interface between science and policy.

23I04I2024: Portrait of our member Sandra Bärnreuther

Sandra Bärnreuther - a medical anthropologist – studied in Münster, Heidelberg, New York and New Delhi, conducted research in the laboratories of large urban hospitals in India, investigated how digital change affects medical care in rural regions of West Bengal and currently teaches at the University of Lucerne. She believes it is important to have a “comparative perspective” – including for the Swiss Young Academy, of which she is a founding member.

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 teaching formats at the science-society interface

How can innovative teaching formats at the interface between science and society be promoted, disseminated and qualitatively improved in the Swiss higher education system?

Navigating the media as Early Career Academics

What challenges do early career academics face as they navigate the media? What measures and strategies can be helpful in tackling these challenges?

Unveiling the leaky Pipeline in STEM

Why do more women leave the academic world after earning a doctorate than men?

AI in Science and Society

Where is artificial intelligence being used in education and healthcare – and what role can the Swiss Young Academy play in this development?

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?

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?

The "Spark" Podcast

How can members of the SYA foster inter- and trans-disciplinary collaborations in order to contribute to societal challenges?