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Upcoming: GYA Annual General Meeting 2015
The fifth International Conference for Young Scientists and the Annual General Meeting of the Global Young Academy will be hosted in Chateau Montebello, Quebec, Canada, from 25-29 May, 2015.
This years conference theme is ‘Innovation for Sustainable Globalization’. It provides a rallying point for outstanding young scientists from around the world to consider new mechanisms and initiatives to support innovation for sustainable development in an increasingly global world.
The application for travel co-funding is now possible. The deadline is 28 February 2015.
For detailed information about the conference and the program see http://www.gya-agm2015.ca/.
Call for Bids: Redesign and Relaunch of the Global Young Academy Website
The Global Young Academy is calling for bids for the redesign and relaunch of the GYA website by 8 March 2015. For further information please see the bid here.
Call for Contributions to GYA-IAP project on Solid Waste Management and Green Economy
IAP and GYA have issued a call to their respective membership for experts in the fields of solid waste management, environmental science, green economy and sustainable development to participate in policy report on Solid Waste Management and Green Economy.
Africa Science Leadership Program (ASLP) launched
The Global Young Academy (GYA) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Africa Science Leadership Program (ASLP). The program will be run by the University of Pretoria in partnership with the GYA and is funded by the Robert Bosch Foundation. The first call for applications is open until 20 March 2015.
Do you want to know more about the GYA? Have a look at this video from the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting.
News at a glance
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Global Academy Meeting in Banff, Canada 4-6 March 2015
GYA Attendance: Julia Baum, Bernard Slippers
The Global Young Academy (GYA) and the Global State of Young Scientists (GloSYS) project of the GYA were presented at the annual University Leadership and Management Training Program (UNILEAD) in Germany by GloSYS Project Researcher Johannes Geffers.
Both number and quality of applications for GYA membership has increased significantly. After a highly competitive peer review process, 38 applicants have been selected to become GYA members in 2015.
The Unboiled Egg: Former Co-Chair Gregory Weiss garners a lot of media attention with new chemical method
A team of international scientists around former Co-Chair and founding member of the Global Young Academy Gregory Weiss garnered a lot of international media attention with a chemical method to “unboil an egg”. Their ChemBioChem-paper went viral on social media.