The Amsterdam Young Academy

Amsterdam Young Academy

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.

Romy van der Lee and Bert Bakker co-chairs Amsterdam Young Academy

Romy van der Lee (VU) and Bert Bakker (UvA) have been appointed as co-chairs of the board of the Amsterdam Young Academy (AYA) by the General Assembly. With the chair being fulfilled by two board members, the VU and the UvA will be better represented and links between the universities will be strengthened.

Ten new members for AYA

Four young academics from VU Amsterdam, five from the University of Amsterdam and one from Amsterdam UMC were appointed to AYA. See who they are!

AYA grants first Recognition & Rewards Awards

Bregje van Groningen, Diletta Martinella and Floris Vermeulen are the first winners of AYA's first Recognition & Rewards Awards.

AYA Evaluation Report


With this evaluation, AYA would like to present what has been achieved over the last four years since the installment on 6 November 2018.

AYA Recognition & Rewards Award

Deadline 30 September 2022

This award is aimed at academic staff at UvA and VU whose exceptional contributions to the academy are often overlooked, but nevertheless are essential for a healthy university.

AYA Annual Report


Here you can find AYA's Annual Report of 2020.

The Board

Yarin Eski Faculty of Social Sciences VU

Assistant Professor Knowledge Hub Security and Social Resilience

Romy van der Lee Organisation Sciences, VU

Assistant Professor Organisation Sciences

Bert Bakker Amsterdam School of Communication Research UvA

Associate Professor Good Research Practices