Six reasons to launch a Young Academy

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In the last few years, we could read several times about the situation of young researchers, which, despite the increasing number of grants and job opportunities open to them, is not enviable. To achieve an improved situation, besides the intention and work of senior executives, the efforts of young researchers are demanded, too. One of the main reasons for the foundation of the Academy of Young Researchers (AYR) was to serve this purpose. The Hungarian branch is only two years old, but the first such society founded in Germany is 21 years old, and this age be considered an adult in the Western Hemisphere.

The article published in Nature is about the movement and the Hungarian experience. The correspondent author is Katalin Solymosi, who is currently the co-chair of the Hungarian organization. The interview with her can be read on the website of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.