Members of Young Academies are outstanding young scientists and academics. Over 20 Academies has been created around the world: in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. The Academies’ aim is to promote young scholars, who had no influence on science formation before. Popularization of interdisciplinary research and cooperation, spreading of science and knowledge are also Academies’ goals. Some of the Academies has been established by National Academies of Sciences (e.g. Akademia Młodych Uczonych PAN, Young Academy of Sweden Indian National Young Academy of Science), other institutions, however, exist as independent entities (e.g. Association of Latvian Young Scientists, Phillippine Academy of Young Scientists). Moreover, two international Academies has been established. And these are: Global Young Academy and Young Academy of Europe.




The Young Academy of Polish Academy of Sciences was founded in 2010 in order to “promote research and development of outstanding, young representatives of Polish academy.”


Global Young Academy

The Global Young Academy (GYA) was founded in 2010 with support of the IAP: the Global Network of Science Academies. Since October 2011, it has its office in Berlin, Germany. Global Young Academy activities focus on science and policy, education and outreach, open science, and the research environment.




Since 2012, the Young Academy of Europe (YAE) is a pan-European initiative of outstanding young scientists who wished to create a platform for networking, scientific exchange and science policy. The YAE is formally affiliated with the Academia Europaea.




scaled-0x150_die junge akademieDie Junge Akademie, founded in 2000 as a joint project of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, is the first academy of young academics worldwide. It provides interdisciplinary and socially relevant spaces for outstanding young academics from German-speaking countries.


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Jonge Academie was established in 2005 by The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.



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The Young Academy of Sweden was formed in May 2011 at the initiative of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. It is an independent, cross-disciplinary forum for some of the most promising young researchers in Sweden in all disciplines.


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Norway is in the process of establishing the Young Academy of Norway. The Young Academy of Norway is open for talented, young researchers from all disciplines interested in working interdisciplinarily and dedicating time to work with broader issues such as policy development and innovative research dissemination.



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The Young Academy of Sweden was established in 2011 by the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.




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Established by the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2011, the RSE Young Academy of Scotland fosters interdisciplinary activities among emerging leaders from the disciplines of science and humanities, the professions, the arts, business and civil society.



Comprised of excellent junior researchers from all disciplines, the Young Academy of The Austrian Academy of Sciences also strengthens innovative research, optimizes research conditions and promotes young scientists. The Young Academy is committed to creating work and research conditions that make career paths possible at a very high international level. Moreover, it supports the advancement of women, gender mainstreaming and diversity management. Its strategic goals are the promotion of interdisciplinary research and the identification of innovative research fields.


scaled-0x150_Association of Latvian Young ScientistsSince January 2006 the Association of Latvian Young Scientists  (ALYS) is an official doctoral candidates and young scientist’s organization in Latvia. It actively engages in dialogue with universities and public institutions about young scientist’s problems.


scaled-0x150_The Israel Young AcademyEstablished by Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Israel Young Academy operates independently, with Israel Academy’s support and assistance. The goals of the Young Academy are: advancement of the status of young scholars in Israel; enhancement of the relationships between scholars and policy-makers and between academia and society; cultivation of relationships and collaboration between young men and women researchers in different fields; and encouragement of joint research and collaboration with young scholars throughout the world.


South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) was borne out of the need for young scientists to contribute towards solutions to the important national and global challenges facing society. It will represent the voice of young scientists on national and international issues and give them a platform to influence policy decisions. SAYAS also aims to contribute towards the development of scientific capacity in South Africa.


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Nigerian Young Academy (NYA) aims at improving the quality of life of the Nigerian society through the promotion and application of collective research findings and technology.



scaled-0x150_Sri LankaSri Lankan Academy of Young Scientists (SLAYS) was established by the National Academy of Science Sri Lanka (NASSL) in October 2013. SLAYS focuses on improving Early Scientific Careers, Science-Society Dialogue, Science-Education, and Interdisciplinary Research.


scaled-0x150_PhillippinesThe Outstanding Young Scientists, Inc. was established in 1997. OYSI, is an organization of recipients of the Outstanding Young Scientists award given by NAST (National Academy of Science and Technology) every year.

Young Academy of Japan is a committee established within the Science Council of Japan. Its activities include: proposing activities to be initiated by young scientists, enhancing industry, government,  participating in the Global Young Academy, gathering the opinions of young scientists, expanding interdisciplinary and other exchanges among young scientists and providing opportunities to exchange and form connections with members of young academy associations worldwide.


Vietnam Young Academy aims to: to promote science, technology and education, improve science policy and research environment in Vietnam by providing a platform for discussions on topics of national and global importance, maintain active links with Vietnamese scientists and international science organisations, become a platform of knowledge exchange between Vietnam-based scholars and Vietnamese scholars working globally.



The East Bay Academy for Young Scientists (EBAYS) is based at the Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley.  It gives underserved and marginalized communities in the East Bay Area access to hands-on science research activities so that they can develop important science, technology, engineering, and mathematics skills.



The Council of Young Scientists of NAS of Belarus (The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus) is a permanent public body working at NASB Presidium. This council heads system of councils of young scientists (e.g. Economy, Genetics, Plant Protection) in the Academy and coordinates their activities.






Indian National Young Academy of Science was established by the Indian National Science Academy in December 2014.









The National Academy of Young Scientists NAYS Pakistan mobilizes young scientists and scholars by providing them an environment where they can collaborate and exchange their fruitful innovative ideas and information in multidisciplinary science domains with an advisor council that includes crew of highly qualified professors for their guidance. NAYS is destined to promote the research culture in Pakistan by killing the huge gap between academia and industry and bringing them close to each other. Already more than 500 indigenous as well as overseas Pakistani and scholars have joined NAYS.