Interdisciplinarity within science and scholarship
The Young Academy creates opportunities for exchanges and cross-fertilisation. By exploring interfaces with other disciplines, members will be inspired to discover new perspectives on their own research.
The Young Academy takes part in discussions of science policy. Its attitude in such discussions is constructive; rather than merely criticise, the Young Academy wishes to propose innovative and practical solutions. It is precisely because its members are experienced scientists firmly grounded in research practice that the Young Academy can make an inspiring contribution to the debate on science policy.
Science and society
The Young Academy is especially active in communicating about science. Members contribute regularly to publications in the national press and to radio and TV programmes. They have also organised their own activities, for example the Young Academy on Wheels, in which a busload of scientists spent a day visiting secondary schools.
The Young Academy aims to position its international profile with the following aims:
- developing a worldwide network of young researchers (together with other Young Academies)
- developing joint projects with international researchers
- working on a larger international lobby to address the European Union or the United Nations
The Young Academy participates in international meetings between young scientists and scholars.