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 in the national and international context and are regarded as the young voice of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences.


13|10|21: Public Panel Discussion "Paving the Way to the Future of Swiss Academia"

SYA members are organising a panel discussion on "Paving the Way to the Future of Swiss Academia" on 21 October. The event is part of the project "Challenging Inequalities and Precarious Working Conditions in Swiss Academic Institutions". Together with important stakeholders, the proposals developed by the project group in this regard will be discussed.

24|08|2021: Launch of Design Challenge

How and to what extent does climate change affect human rights? The project group "Human Rights" of the Swiss Young Academy launches a design challenge on climate change and human rights. Join the challenge and demonstrate your talent!

27|07|2021: Workshop on COVID-19 Fake News at ScienceComm'21

The members of the project "What can we learn from COVID-19 fake news about the spread of scientific misinformation in general?" are organising a workshop on 16 September at this year's ScienceComm'21 in Fribourg, where they will conduct a co-creation analysis of a Switzerland-wide survey on COVID-19 misinformation.

05|07|2021: New speaker elected

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.

Agenda | Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

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.

Swiss Young Academy

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