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Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia | Finnish Academy of Science and Letters | Academia Scientiarum Fennica

Young Academy Finland YAF

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Young Academy Finland is a multidisciplinary organization for young researchers that aims to promote research and strengthen the status of science and scholarship in society. It's aim is to create dialogue between different disciplines and between researchers and society in general. It promotes open science practices and aims to make the perspective of young researchers more prominent in public discourse on science and scholarship. It also aims to encourage students to pursue a career in research by building connections between researchers and schools.

Young Academy Finland was established by the Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters with the help of an endowment from the Emil Aaltonen Foundation in 2017. Young Academy Finland continues the traditions of its predecessor, the Young Academy Club run by the Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters, but is an independent organization. It collaborates extensively with academic organizations both in Finland and internationally. It meets regularly to discuss our research and science and scholarship in general in the spirit of multidisciplinarity. It's members are nominated by the Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters for four-year terms.

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Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
Mariankatu 5 A, 2nd floor
00170 Helsinki, Finland

+358-50-4620 890
acadsci (at)

Secretary General
Pekka Aula
+358-40-7030 952
pekka.aula (at)  

Administrative Manager
Leila Sarajärvi
+358-50-4620 890
leila.sarajarvi (at)

Science Communicator
Klaus Elfving
+358 50 5876 527
klaus.elfving (at)

Administrative Assistant
Nina Rapelo
+358-50-4620 889 
nina.rapelo (at)

Administrative Secretary
Suvi Salmi (study leave from 1 October)
+358-50-5128 830
suvi.salmi (at)

Administrative Secretary
Emilia Lähde (from 6 September 2021)
+358-50-5128 830
emilia.lahde (at)

Academy Secretary
Jaakko Kuosmanen
+358-40-0601 716
jaakko.kuosmanen (at)

Science Communicator
Nanna Särkkä
+358-50-5208 366
nanna.sarkka (at)