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. […]

European National Young Academies met in Helsinki

Young Academy Finland organised the European National Young Academies’ Meeting (ENYA) in Helsinki, on 17th-18th May, 2019, just ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest and […]

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.

To the North: Baltic and Nordic Young Academies gather in Stockholm

For the first time all Young Academies in the Baltic and Nordic countries gather for a joint meeting. The aim of the meeting is to deepen collaboration and strengthen our role in a wider European and global context. More than fifty Baltic-Nordic young researchers have signed up for the meeting that will focus on scientific outreach and gender equality.

European scientific publishing will soon be open – young scholar, this concerns especially you!

Plan S will have earth-shattering effects on the day-to-day scientific practices in Europe. Therefore especially young scholars should pay attention to this development and be actively involved. The Young Academy Finland has participated to the discussions related to Plan S by ratifying the European young academies’ joint statement.

New board appointed for the Young Academy Finland

In its assembly on 17 September the Young Academy Finland appointed the new Board for the term 2018-2019. Tommi Himberg will continue as the Chair and Pirita Frigren was elected as the Vice Chair.