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As the “voice of young scientists around the world,” the Global Young Academy aims to empower and mobilize young scientists to address issues of particular importance to early career scientists. Current working groups focus on improving Early Scientific Careers, Science-Society Dialogue, Science-Education, and Interdisciplinary Research. Read more...
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Opportunity: Student Assistant for PR and Media
The Global Young Academy is looking for a Student Assistant for PR and Media to mainly support the work of the Media Officer, initially for the period from January to March 2015 (with the possibility to be extended if funding is available).
Application Deadline is 04. January 2015.
The full job-ad can be found here (German).
Call for Bids: Working Group Leader Training, 25 May 2015, Canada
The Global Young Academy (GYA) wishes to conduct a leadership training for its Working Group (WG) leaders at the Annual General Meeting to be held in Montebello, Quebec, Canada, on 25 May 2015. We welcome offers by 6 January 2015.
More background and details can be found in the Call for Bids.
Do you want to know more about the GYA? Have a look at this video from the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting.
GYA Annual General Meeting 2014 successfully completed
The Fourth International Conference for Young Scientists and GYA Annual General Meeting took place at the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences of the Universidad de Chile and Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago de Chile, Chile, from 21 to 25 May 2014. The theme of this year’s Conference was ‘Natural Resources in a Finite World’.
A short summary can be downloaded as PDF.
GYA Connections - Issue 2 online
Issue 2 of the GYA Connections- the Magazine of the Global Young Academy was launched just in time for distribution at the AGM in Chile.
The current issue features articles about the experience of addressing the UN Scientific Advisory Board (Sherien Elagroudy), a summary of the key findings in the GloSYS precursor study (Irene Friesenhahn) and insights on mentorship and mobility of young scholars (Catherine Beaudry). James Tickner reports on the new GYA members and Phil Gona on the First Africa Young Academies Regional Conference.
The full issue can be downloaded as PDF. Happy reading!
News at a glance
The Global Young Academy (GYA) today delivered a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that stressed the importance of science for achieving sustainability and poverty reduction. The letter, written in response to the report by the UN’s High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, contains five recommendations that were transmitted today by Managing Director Heidi Wedel and Rob Jenkins (member of the GYA Executive Committee) at the meeting of the UN Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) in Paris.
GloSYS ASEAN: A kickoffmeeting in Bangkok marks the beginning of a series of the Global State of Young Scientists (GloSYS) regional studies
Members of the Global Young Academy (GYA) and external experts met for the first meeting of the GloSYS ASEAN project in Bangkok, Thailand. This kickoff meeting was the first regional workshop following up on the GloSYS precursor study published by the GYA earlier this year (Friesenhahn and Beaudry, 2014). The workshop was hosted by the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) and the National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office (STI) on 3-4 November 2014.
The Beijing Declaration calls on IAP member academies, governments, the private sector and UNESCO to strengthen science education around the world - with a focus on the proven methods of inquiry-based science education (IBSE). GYA Co-Chair Sameh Soror participated in the IAP SEP meeting preparing this declaration.