International Cooperation

Globally connected

Die Junge Akademie is internationally very well connected: Members attend international conferences; its own conferences, workshops and symposiums are attended by international academics. On an institutional level, there are cooperations and contacts in many regions of the world.

When Die Junge Akademie was founded in 2000, it was the first of its kind. Since then, the international landscape of Young Academies has changed. Die Junge Akademie served as a role model for the founding of Young Academies in other countries as well as on an international level and took on a consulting role during their founding phases.


Today, there are several Young Academies or founding initiatives across the globe. Die Junge Akademie cooperates thematically and in terms of projects with many of the newly-founded Young Academies worldwide. In Europe, the cooperation is especially close – including the science-political aspiration to formulate young academics' perspectives concerning Europe as a common research area.

Especially on a European level, the network of Young Academies and their members strives to become more closely-knit. Networking meetings, mutual statements concerning science policy, but also contentual cooperations are planned for the future.


  • Worldwide:  Global Young Academy (GYA)
    The GYA was founded in 2010 after an initiative of the global academy network IPA. Die Junge Akademie served as a role model here and was involved actively. It is the GYA's goal to engage with questions of global importance. To that end, it will have its own conferences, research groups and projects. Further, the GYA encourages the founding of national Young Academies. Members of the GYA are from 50 countries on all continents. The headquarter is located in Halle (Saale), under the roof of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.
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