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YAS launches At-Risk Academic and Refugee Member Initiative

YAS launches At-Risk Academic and Refugee Member Initiative

Scotland’s top young researchers and practitioners come together to recognise the outstanding talent in its refugee communities and challenge Europe’s other young academies to follow their lead.

A ground-breaking initiative will be launched this week by the RSE Young Academy of Scotland (YAS) to reserve four membership spaces in each of its next three recruitment rounds for at-risk academics and refugees living in Scotland.

In 2015 well over one million refugees arrived in Europe and the numbers for 2016 are headed in the same direction. One of the biggest challenges facing all European nations is integration. YAS, established in 2011 by the Royal Society of Edinburgh to bring together Scotland’s top young thinkers to achieve transformative change, is reserving four spaces, in each of its next three recruitment rounds, for at-risk academics and refugees in recognition of many talented young professionals from these communities who have the potential to make outstanding contributions to the nation’s future prosperity. 

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The Global Young Academy is looking for a new Managing Director

The Global Young Academy is looking for a new Managing Director

Our friends at The Global Young Academy (GYA) are looking for a new Managing Director (MD) to lead the GYA Office hosted at the BBAW in Berlin, Germany. The position is available from 1 September 2016 with a fixed-term contract and the possibility to be extended. The deadline for applications is 17 April 2016.

The GYA empowers early-career researchers to lead international and interdisciplinary initiatives and projects, and to engage in intergenerational dialogue by developing and mobilizing talent from six continents. Our purpose is to promote reason and inclusiveness in global decision-making.

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Rob Jenkins represents YAS at the Global Young Academy meeting

Rob Jenkins (University of Glasgow) represented the Young Academy of Scotland at the annual meeting of the Global Young Academy, held in South Africa in April.

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Emma Carroll’s overarching research theme is the use and development of statistical models to integrate genetic/genomic, life history and behavioural data to investigate natural populations. Emma has multi-disciplinary research expertise in the fields of molecular ecology, stable isotope analysis and population modelling, and experience in developing and implementing models that bridge these fields.

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15 February 2018
Applications for YAS membership closed on 14 February.We are happy to announce that we received many...