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RSE Young Academy of Scotland Welcomes 44 New Members

New cohort of members includes outstanding members of Scotland’s refugee community

The RSE Young Academy of Scotland (YAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of 44 new members.  These members will make up the fourth intake cohort and join YAS’s existing members in realising its mission ‘to achieve transformative societal change through citizenship, innovation, collaboration, evidence, and leadership’. The group comprising 25 women and 19 men in their early-to-mid careers from across Scotland, will bring a range of important and diverse skills to YAS.

For the first time in YAS’s history, the cohort includes four members who have been appointed through YAS’s At-Risk Academic/Refugee (ARAR) membership initiative.  The ARAR initiative was launched this year to recognise young professionals of outstanding talent from Scotland’s refugee and migrant communities. Going forward, four spaces will be reserved for at-risk academics and refugees in each of the academy’s next two recruitment rounds.

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Young Academy of Scotland member Luke Bisby has been selected as a 2013 Young Scientist by the World Economic Forum. This honour is bestowed by the WEF each year to recognize the most distinguished science leaders under the age of 40, nominated from around the world.

Luke will be representing the YAS at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2013 in Dalian, People's Republic of China. This is the foremost global business gathering in Asia, creating a unique opportunity for exchange between leaders from top-ranked multinationals and chief executive officers of dynamic and fast-growing companies, including key decision-makers from government, media, academia and civil society.

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Dr Miao is currently a Lecturer in Urban Planning and Development, in the Department of Urban Studies of Glasgow University. Previously she worked as a Post-Doc in the Geography Department of St Andrews University after she was awarded her PhD in Economic Geography and Planning by University College London.

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