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New interdisciplinary academy formed for young Swedish researchers
August 23, 2017 - 10:11
In May 2012, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien) established Sveriges Unga Akademi, a new academy for young researchers within all disciplines working in Sweden. The aim is to create an interdisciplinary forum and research-political platform for young researchers. The members have been elected for excellence in science and engagement for the young academy’s areas of interest. The first 22 members of the young academy will independently form an election process and gradually increase the number of members up to approximately 40.
Members of the Young Academy of Sweden include Professor Stefan Jonsson, Dept. of Business Studies, Uppsala University – and a member of SASNET’s board for the period 2013-15. Another member involved in South Asia related research is Professor Marie Dacke, Department of Biology, Lund University.
Young academies have started in several countries, for example in Germany and the Netherlands, and in the spring 2010 also a Global Young Academy was inaugurated.