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New Board of Die Junge Akademie starts work

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The new Board of Die Junge Akademie starts work on 7 June 2021 following this year's Summer Conference.

“In recent months, we have, internally, been looking closely at the potential of science communication. We are looking forward to discussing this externally in the coming year and jointly developing formats which promote and foster dialogue between science and society,” states Astrid Eichhorn. She has been elected as the new Speaker of the Board. “At the same time, we are addressing the question of how science will evolve after the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic has highlighted opportunities, such as the potential of online formats for climate sustainability, and also exacerbated existing problems, such as gender equality in science.

The Board was elected on 26 March 2021 for a term of one year during Die Junge Akademie’s digital spring conference. Its duties include overseeing the strategic and conceptual direction of Die Junge Akademie. The spokesperson represents Die Junge Akademie externally. The Board’s activities overall underpin Die Junge Akademie’s objective of getting science and society to connect through relevant topics and innovative formats. The members of Die Junge Akademie are currently working in numerous research groups and projects on topics such as Engaged Science, Diversity, Sustainability and Cultures of Debate.

Detailed information on the members of the new Board

Die Junge Akademie was founded in 2000 as the world’s first academy for outstanding young academics. Its members – who come from all academic disciplines as well as creative fields – explore the potential and limits of interdisciplinary work in new projects, aim to encourage dialogue between academia and society, and provide new impetus in discussions about scientific policy. Die Junge Akademie is supported by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. Its office is located in Berlin.


Die Junge Akademie Christiane Caldari-Winkler Tel.: 030-203 70-650 presse@diejungeakademie.de www.diejungeakademie.de

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