The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters has announced that it will create a science academy for young researchers.
The young academy will be set up using a €1-million gift from the Emil Aaltonen Foundation, it said in an announcement on 24 April. The aim is to promote science, especially among early-career researchers, the academy said.
“The establishment of the young academy of science is a natural next step of our support for young researchers,” said Kirsi Tirri, head of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters. “The young academy will in practice be independent and will use its own voice in the research world and in society. At the same time, young researchers will have a new opportunity to build lifelong cross-disciplinary networks.”