• Interdisciplinary Cooperation

    The core of the Junge Akademie consists of the RGs – interdisciplinary Research Groups that address questions from the perspectives of different disciplines. more

  • Academia and Society

    It is an important goal of the Junge Akademie to be involved at the intersection of academia and society and to advance dialogue with unusual means. more

  • Involvement in Science Policy

    We apply ourselves to topics of university and research policy: On behalf of the academy, members keep publishing theses and statements pertaining to science policy which are often broadly discussed. more

  • Structural Freedom

    The Junge Akademie is free to choose its preferred forms of work and organisation – members make decisions together in their Plenums.

  • International Network

    In recent years, many academies for young academics have been founded, right up to the Global Young Academy. The Junge Akademie maintains the exchange of information and is involved in cooperations. more

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The German Young Academy is looking for 10 new members

Applications for membership in the Junge Akademie are welcome until November 30, 2016.

Research Groups


Pictures in science appear in different contexts. Members of the RG Visualisation search for the effects of pictures on visability and perception of the illustrated item.

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be a better being

425 Filme aus aller Welt gingen bei unserem Kurzfilmwettbewerb be a better being ein. Siebzehn davon sind nun für das Filmforum am 17./18. November nominiert. Die Filme zum verbesserten "Ich" werden in der Deutschen Kinemathek aufgeführt.



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Wolfgang Gaissmaier

Wolfgang Gaissmaier


Universität Konstanz

Member since 2012


Prize Question 2017

What's the net listening to?

This year's prize question deals with networks: computer networks, spy networks, traffic networks… What's the net listening to? With this question we want to address the societal, political, economic, artistic and technical scope of networks.

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  • 20.10.2016

    "be a better being" Gewinnerfilme stehen fest!

  • 17.10.2016

    Neue Geschäftsführung der Jungen Akademie

  • 15.09.2016

    Zehn neue Mitglieder gesucht!

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