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.

Joint projects

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.


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?

The Future of Human rights

How can individual and collective action counter injustice, oppression and attacks on human dignity in the fields of art, digitalisation, health and climate change?

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?