What is the Estonian Young Academy of Sciences?
The Estonian Young Academy of Sciences (EYAS) was established in 2017 at the initiative of the Estonian Academy of Sciences as an independent organisation representing the voices and interests of young scientists and scholars in Estonia. It seeks to contribute towards the development of research and betterment of society. We advocate the continuing relevance of the scientists' role in societal and cultural processes, and seek to provide our input into the prosperity of Estonian science.
Photo: 31 May 2017
The founding members of the Estonian Young Academy of Sciences are outstanding scientists and scholars up to the age of 37. They were nominated by the Estonian research and development institutions in reply to a call from the Estonian Academy of Sciences.
The Estonian Young Academy of Sciences is focused on topics important to young scientists and scholars in Estonia, including but not limited to issues pertaining to research funding, collaboration with Young Academies in other countries, encouraging interdisciplinary cooperation and science outreach, and broadening the career choices for PhD students and people with a PhD degree in Estonia. We work closely with the Estonian Academy of Sciences as well as various other institutions, organisations and individuals representing the private and public sector. Our objective is to introduce the work of Estonian young scientists and scholars outside Estonia, organise academic conferences and events, and foster the mobility of young researchers through the creation of a support system for young scientists and scholars working abroad.