The foundation is inaugurated in 2013. Photo: Magnus Bergström
The Young Academy of Sweden was formed May 27th, 2011 at the initiative of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (RSAS), with the aim of becoming an interdisciplinary forum and a research policy platform for young researchers in Sweden in all disciplines. Right from the start the plan was that the Young Academy of Sweden was to be spun off from the RSAS and become a stand-alone, independent organization. Therefore, on October 24th the Foundation for the Young Academy of Sweden was formed with the primary task to ensure that the Young Academy of Sweden is able to continue its activities independently. A board manages the foundation.
Chairperson: Agneta Bladh, former chair of the Swedish Research Council's board and goverment appointed investigator for internationalisation of research and higher education.
Hans Ellegren, Professor of Evolutionary biology, Permanent Secretary of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Saeid Esmaeilzadeh, PhD in inorganic chemistry, entrepreneur, CEO and founder Esmaeilzadeh Holding – EHAB
Carl-Henrik Heldin, Professor of molecular cell biology at Uppsala University and former Chairman of the board of the Nobel Foundation
Birgitta Svensson, Professor in Ethnology at Stockholm university, former Permanent Secretary of the The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities
Ulrika Årehed Kågström, Secretary-General of The Swedish Cancer Society, Chair of the Board for The Swedish Arts Council