Academy Club for Young Scientists
The aim of the Academy Club for Young Scientists is to:
- increase the visibility of young scholars in Finnish sciences
- introduce the contribution of young scholars to cross-disciplinary discussion
- increase cross-disciplinary understanding and communication in scholarly circles
- provide opportunities for participants to demonstrate their field of research to scholars in other fields
- promote young scholars’ opinions of the current situation of sciences and problems thereof
Talented young scholars from various scientific fields are selected as members of the Academy Club for Young Scientists. The Academy Club has representatives from science as well as the humanities. The members of the Academy Club are selected for a term of one academic year, based on the proposals of the Academy's disciplinary groups. Eligibility for membership requires that less than five years have passed from the publication of the member’s thesis and that the member is under 40 years of age. In addition, the member must continue their career as a scientist in some manner.
The Academy Club for Young Scientists began its operation in the autumn of 2009. The Club also has international history: several science academies internationally have established similar operations for distinguished young scholars. The Club has operated continuously since it was established. The Club’s term is one academic year, from September to May.
In the meetings of the Academy Club for Young Scientists, the members introduce their research and research methods, based on which discussion are held. The challenge of these presentations is to intelligibly introduce research from one’s field in 20 minutes to those unfamiliar with the subject. The events are led by a representative from the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.
The meetings are videoed and the recordings are presented on the website of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.