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.


12|09|22: Panel on Fake News and Conspiracy Theories on 29 September in Zurich

As part of this year's Prix Média & Newcomer award ceremony, our Fake News project group is organising a panel on the topic of fake news and conspiracy theories as well as learnings for the future.

20|07|22: Retreat for ECRs affected by racism and classism

The project group "Challenging Inequalities" is organising a retreat in Bern from 29 to 31 August for the exchange and networking of ECRs affected by racism and classism. The registration deadline is 14 August.

15|07|22: New Speaker elected

The Members' Assembly elected Florian Egli as the new Speaker for the term 2022/23. Mey Boukenna was appointed as the new Vice-Speaker. We are looking forward to a great cooperation!

12|07|2022: New member of the Advisory Council elected

The Board of Directors of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences has elected Edith Schnapper as a new member of the Advisory Council. We are pleased to have the SATW represented on the Advisory Board and to be supported and advised on our joint projects as well as on the personal interests of our members.


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.

Challenging Inequalities and Precarious Working Conditions in Swiss Academic Institutions

What are the reasons for the marginalization, growing competition over collaboration and precarity in (Swiss) academia? And what can be done about it?

COVID-19 Fake News

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

Fostering Transdisciplinary Collaborations for Change

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?