Friday July 13, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am @ Wicklow Meeting Room 1
Young academies are currently being formed all over the world. These are groups of prominent young scientists who convene in order to act across disciplinary borders and create voices for young researchers. This creates dynamic and creative groups with great potential, and well suited to help finding possible solutions to the big future challenges which badly need new ways of thinking and real multidisciplinary collaborations.
Die Junge Akademie in Germany was established in 2000 and has been a source of inspiration for other young academies to be established worldwide. In 2010 a Global Young Academy was started and in 2011 a Young Academy was established in Sweden.
This session will put the movement of young academies in a global perspective and discuss if the young academies are filling an existing gap and what their role and function in the future should be? What can the Young Academies contribute with and what is their unique role?
Anna Sjöström Douagi, Executive Director of the Young Academy of Sweden
Helene Andersson Svahn, the Young Academy of Swedens first Chairwoman
Martin Wilmking, Die Junge Akademie, Germany
Nitsara Karoonuthaisiri, Global Young Academy, Germany
Torsten Wiesel, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Sweden
Type Science Programme, Policy
Host Organization The Young Academy of Sweden
Organiser Anna Sjöström Douagi