Young Academy Finland

Young Academy Finland is a multidisciplinary organization for young researchers that aims to promote research and strengthen the status of science and scholarship in society. Our aim is to create dialogue between different disciplines and between researchers and society in general. We promote open science practices and aim to make the perspective of young researchers more prominent in public discourse on science and scholarship. We also aim to encourage students to pursue a career in research by building connections between researchers and schools.

Young Academy Finland was established by the Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters with the help of an endowment from the Emil Aaltonen Foundation in 2017. Young Academy Finland continues the traditions of its predecessor, the Young Academy Club run by the Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters, but is an independent organization. We collaborate extensively with academic organizations both in Finland and internationally. We meet regularly to discuss our research and science and scholarship in general in the spirit of multidisciplinarity. Our members are nominated by the Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters for four-year terms.

Young Researchers as Knowledge Brokers -project 2019-2020

During 2019-2020, Young Academy Finland runs “Young Researchers as Knowledge Brokers” -project. Project is funded by Tiina and Antti Herlin Foundation. Young Academy Finland’s “Young […]

Young Academy Finland’s year 2021 wrapped

Year 2021 for Young Academy Finland has been full of online meetings, hybrid form meetings, networking − and continuation to huge success of the Meet […]

Inspiring Examples of Public Engagement by European Young Academies

In the Annual Meeting of European Network of Young Academies (May 7-8, 2021), European young academies gathered to a virtual meeting to share best practices […]

Guiding Principles of Young Academies

On 20 November 2019 National Young Academies and similar bodies signed up to a declaration on guiding principles for Young Academies. The declaration includes a […]

Nordic and Baltic statement on gender equality in academia

The Nordic countries have a good international reputation for equality. However, there is still work to be done in terms of gender equality in academia. […]

Young Academy Finland receives funding for an EU-wide knowledge brokerage capacity building project!

We are happy to announce that Tiina and Antti Herlin Foundation  has decided to fund “Young researchers as knowledge brokers” -project of Young Academy Finland!  The  project starts officially in September 2019, but will be already “pre-launched” during the meeting of the European young academies in May 2019 in Helsinki.