"to promote the sciences and strengthen their influence in society"
Young Academy of Sweden
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has established an 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 in Sweden.
The Young Academy of Sweden was founded on 27 May 2011 with a ceremony for invited guests. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences elected the first 22 members for excellence in science and engagement for the young academy's areas of interest. The first members has independently formed an election process and will gradually increase the number of members up to approximately 40.
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 (links below).
The Young Academy of Sweden is financially supported by The Ragnar Söderberg Foundation.