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.
Björn O. Nilsson, (Chair), PhD in Biochemistry, former CEO, The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA)
Mats Benner, Professor in Research Policy, Vice Dean for Research, School of Economics and Management, Lund University
Katarina Bjelke, University Director, Karolinska Institute and former Under Secretary at the Ministry of Education and Research
Göran K. Hansson, Professor of Experimental Cardiovascular Research, Permanent Secretary of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Ingrid Sundström, Vice Chair at Wallenberg Foundations AB
Ulrika Årehed Kågström, Secretary-General of The Swedish Cancer Society, Chair of the Board of The Royal Dramatic Theatre