In May 2023, young academies from across Europe, including the Young Academy of Scotland, convened in Stockholm to develop a unified Charter for Academic Freedom. A commitment to the Charter is a commitment to the safeguarding of freedom of academic teaching, research, and dissemination. YAS is pleased to be a signatory and to have contributed to the writing of the charter.
Academic institutions are increasingly confronted with economic and political challenges and these issues require immediate and decisive action. Institutional and individual academic freedom are fundamental prerequisites to conduct free research and education based on scientific principles. The Charter can be signed by young academies in all countries and can be found below: