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.


21|01|2022: New member of the Advisory Council elected

The Board of Directors of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences has elected Dr Marc Zbinden as a new member of the Advisory Council. We are pleased to have the SNSF 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.

16|12|2021: Call for members launched

Are you interested in interdisciplinary issues or transdisciplinary collaboration? Do you have an academic connection to Switzerland and are not yet 40 years old? Then apply for a five-year membership of the Swiss Young Academy by 28 February 2022.

10|12|2021: Virtual Exhibition of Design Challenge

How and to what extent does climate change affect human rights? The project group "Human Rights" of the Swiss Young Academy launched a design challenge on climate change and human rights. All award-winning works can be viewed in a virtual exhibition. 

15|11|2021: Public event on the future of human rights

The members of the project "The Future of Human Rights" are organising a public event on 10 December, which will include discussions, performances and debates on the future of human rights in the thematic areas of digitalisation, health, art and climate change.

Call for members

Would you like to carry out interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary projects in a community of early career researchers and take advantage of personal promotion measures?

SYA presence in the media

The Swiss Young Academy and its members in the media: Click here for the media review of the Swiss Young Academy

© picture source: Tim Mossholder


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