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.


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.

21|06|21: Retreat for ECRs from 13 to 15 September

Call for participation open – SYA members are organizing a retreat in September for underrepresented Early Career Researchers (ECRs) in Switzerland. The retreat is part of the project Challenging Inequalities and Precarious Working Conditions in Swiss Academic Institutions. The retreat invites ECRs who identify as first-generation or BIPOC/Jewish/Migrant to discuss institutional politics and their lived experiences in Swiss academia. Deadline 15 July. 

11|06|21: New Executive Board elected

The Member's Assembly has elected a new Executive Board – we are looking forward to a great collaboration! Newly elected is Darius Farman, re-elected are BinBin Pearce, Florian Egli, Stefanie Boulila and Lucas Mueller.

03|05|2021: "Who gets heard?" launches survey

The project "Who gets heard?" of the Swiss Young Academy launches its survey in May 2021. How does science get heard in the legislative process? How are scientific experts selected for hearings? And how can they best communicate their knowledge to political decision-makers?

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