Our new chair Olli-Ville Laukkanen wants to strengthen the role of the Young Academy Finland as an amplifier for the voice of young researchers

D.Sc. (Tech.) Olli-Ville Laukkanen was elected as the new chair of the Young Academy Finland in September. In this interview, he shares his views on […]

Estonian guests visited November’s Academy club

In November, the first completely English-language Academy Club of the Young Academy Finland was organized. In addition to our members, Estonian Young Academy of Sciences […]

Worldwide Meeting of Young Academies took place in November – YAF was represented in a panel on greater inclusion

The Triennial Conference of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and the Worldwide Meeting of Young Academies took place from 1-3 November 2022, both online and at […]

YAF’s video on the well-being of young Finns available now also with subtitles in English and Swedish

In October, Young Academy Finland published a video targeted at upper elementary schools and high schools, addressing the well-being of young Finns from many different […]

Maryna Smahina will coordinate support for Ukrainian early-career researchers

Young Academy Finland has employed Maryna Smahina as a short-term project coordinator. Maryna will work part-time until 15 January, and her main task is to […]

Open position: Short-term investigator / coordinator − creating networks between Ukrainian and Finnish early-career researchers

Academic communities all over the world wish to offer their help to their Ukrainian colleagues, but there is a lot of obscurity in what Ukrainian […]

The spring was busy – YAF is on holidays until the beginning of August

Young Academy Finland is on holidays until August 2, after an eventful spring period. We had four academy clubs, two of which were organised remotely […]

Nordic and Baltic young academies had a meeting in Helsinki

Photos: Sebastian Trzaska / Riikka Hiltunen A meeting of young academies of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland was held in Helsinki last […]

The nearly 100-percent praised, Meet a Researcher service will continue to bring science education to schools!

More than 25 % of Finnish high schools have already utilized the Meet a Researcher online service run by the Young Academy Finland. The feedback […]

Apply for membership in Young Academy Finland!

Dear Young* scholar! Do you wish to be part of a multidisciplinary organization which aims to promote research and strengthen the status of science and […]

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 […]

Policy Brief: How to Build a Reciprocal Relationship Between Research and Decision-making?

Main messages of the Young Academy Finland Policy Brief 1/2020 are:
1. Increase reciprocal action between knowledge and decision-making
2. Support the inclusion of early-career researchers1 in the mechanisms of science advice
3. Transfer the responsibility for the performance of science advice from individuals to mechanisms
4. Develop and diversify the funding opportunities for science advice mechanisms
5. Base the development of science advice as a practice and its mechanisms on relevant research on the relationship between science and policy

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. […]