Promotion of young scientists

promotion of young researchers
Image: A. K. Mosimann
promotion of young researchers
promotion of young researchers (Image: A. K. Mosimann)

For a number of years, a trend away from science disciplines in the education of young people has become obvious. Additionally, young people consider the natural sciences as a domain with little future potential.

For this reason, the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) specifically strengthens the promotion of young scientists in science subject areas.

A Committee was established that serves as contact point for question on the STEM area (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).

  • Mentoring of maturity works”: secondary level / grammar schools (15-18 year old): More than 250 research groups across Switzerland open young people doors to their labs and make them available their competencies, infrastructure and measuring instruments for a maturity works. Thereby they make a significant contribution to sharpen the awareness for the importance of the natural sciences.
  • “Presentations at schools”: The SCNAT maintains a list with specialists in Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Informatics, Mathematics and Physics who give talks in their domain at secondary level II schools.

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Winners of the Prix Schläfli 2020
  • 19.05.2020
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • Press release

Prix Schläfli 2020 for the best four PhDs in science

The orbits of dwarf galaxies, forces in materials such as Teflon, tracing history through pollen, a new protective layer at root tips – these are the topics for which the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) has awarded the Prix Schläfli 2020 to the four most important insights gained by young researchers at Swiss universities. Alice Berhin (Biology), Oliver Müller (Astronomy), Robert Pollice (Chemistry) and Fabian Rey (Geosciences) receive the prize for the findings arrived at in their dissertations. Four of the candidates for the Prix Schläfli award were also selected as Young Scientists at the internationally prestigious 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.
  • 10.03.2020
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • News

Vier junge Forschende auserkoren für das 70. Lindauer Treffen der NobelpreisträgerInnen

Vier junge Forschende aus der Schweiz Franck Le Vaillant, Oliver Müller, Robert Pollice und Sabine Studer wurden auserkoren am international prestigeträchtigen 70. Lindauer Treffen der NobelpreisträgerInnen Ende Juni teilzunehmen. Die Akademie der Naturwissenschaft (SCNAT) nominiert jährlich geeignete Kandidatinnen und Kandidaten aus den jungen Forschenden, die für den Prix Schläfli nominiert worden sind.
  • 16.12.2019
  • Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
  • Press release

Gründung der Jungen Akademie Schweiz

Die Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz gründen die Junge Akademie Schweiz und schliessen sich einem weltweit erfolgreichen Netzwerk an. Nachwuchsforschende erhalten die Möglichkeit, inter- und transdisziplinäre Projekte umzusetzen. Der Call für die ersten Mitglieder startet Mitte Dezember 2019 und dauert bis Ende Januar 2020.
Nov 14
Festival national Science on Stage Switzerland 2020
  • Science on Stage Switzerland
  • Technorama
  • Celebration / Festival
  • Winterthur

Swiss Festival 2020

The Swiss national selection will take place on Saturday 14 November 2020 at Technorama in Winterthur. The four selected teams will go to Prague for the European festival in 2022.
MINT Label Grafik
  • 06.06.2019
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • Press release

Schweizer Gymnasien mit MINT-Label ausgezeichnet

Achtzehn Schweizer Gymnasien, die in den Bereichen Wissenschaft und Technik besonders aktiv sind, werden mit dem MINT-Label (Mathematik, Informatik, Naturwissenschaften und Technik) der Akademie der Naturwissenschaften Schweiz ausgezeichnet.
Stand Science on Stage Switzerland - LSS 2019
  • 25.03.2019
  • Science on Stage Switzerland
  • News

Science on Stage Schweiz in Wettingen

Science on Stage konnte seine Stage-Broschüren im Rahmen des Life-Science-Symposiums an einem Stand präsentieren.

Commission for the Promotion of Young Talents

Young people’s interest in natural sciences is constantly decreasing while there is an increasing lack of qualified natural scientists in the professional world. As a reaction to this development, the Committee for the Promotion of Young Talents (Kommission Nachwuchsförderung) as part of the framework of the Swiss Academy of Natural Sciences (SCNAT) has put its focus on enkindling youth’s fascination for the fields of the natural sciences.