Amsterdam Young Academy


AYA statement on Van Rijn Report

We, the members of the Amsterdam Young Academy, express our deep concern about the proposed reallocations of university funding from ‘alpha’ and ‘gamma’ to ‘beta’, as recommended by the report of Commissie Van Rijn. We support our boards and the various academic organisations in their opposition to these measures, which will be especially harmful for young academics in terms of workload and career opportunities.

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Meet the board of 2019

On Tuesday, February 12 2019, the new board of the Amsterdam Young Academy was officially installed in the city center of Amsterdam. The board consists of five members who have all been part of AYA since its launch in the fall of 2018.

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Amsterdam Young Academy (AYA) is an independent platform where talented young scientists from different disciplines meet to develop views on science, scientific policy and how to build bridges between science and society in Amsterdam. Amsterdam Young Academy is an initiative of the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universtiteit and was officially launched on November 6th, 2018. 

To meet the first thirty members of Amsterdam Young Academy, please see the members page

AYA introduction movie

'Amsterdam Young Academy is the face of Amsterdam science. One with a big mouth, but even bigger ears and eyes.' 

Quote by Katinka van der Kooij (AYA member, Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences, VU.)