The RSE Young Academy of Scotland fosters interdisciplinary activities among emerging leaders from the disciplines of science and humanities, the professions, the arts, business and civil society. The Young Academy of Scotland provides a platform for able and innovative young entrepreneurs, professionals and academics to develop a coherent and influential voice, and to address the most challenging issues facing society in Scotland and beyond.
The Young Academy provides a means of reaching beyond the professional environments in which members work, thus contributing to policy and practice in all areas. It provides an opportunity for its members to interact across disciplines and professions with decision makers, opinion formers and experts, business leaders, funding bodies, national institutions, the public and the media within Scotland, the UK and internationally.
The Young Academy of Scotland is part of a growing international movement in which national academies are establishing young academies across Europe and beyond.
Through our international link working group, we aim to to become more involved with trans-national activities surrounding research, public engagement and policy development. To do so we work with like-minded organisations around the world to develop collaborative, interdisciplinary projects which encompass one or more of our core societal themes (Healthier, Smarter, Enterprising, Sustainable, Equal, International).