As a platform for young researchers from a wide range of disciplines, the Swiss Young Academy offers its members a variety of different activities. An important goal of the Young Academy is to implement inter- and transdisciplinary projects at the interface between science and society. With their creative and innovative projects, the members promote the science- and social-policy dialogue and devise answers to questions that are of great importance to young scientists. Publications, workshops, congresses or other formats are possible as a result of joint projects. The members are free to implement projects and, when choosing the topics, are guided by the thematic priorities of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences.
What are the reasons for the marginalization, growing competition over collaboration and precarity in (Swiss) academia? And what can be done about it?
What can we learn from COVID-19 fake news about the spread of scientific misinformation in general?
How can members of the SYA foster inter- and trans-disciplinary collaborations in order to contribute to societal challenges?
How can individual and collective action counter injustice, oppression and attacks on human dignity in the fields of art, digitalisation, health and climate change?
How does science get heard in the legislative process? How are scientific experts selected? How to ensure that interdisciplinary perspectives are incorporated?