– promoting science and shaping the knowledge-based society of the future

The Young Academy of Norway is an interdisciplinary organization for young researchers dedicated to research policy and dissemination.

The Young Academy of Norway consists of talented, junior researchers from all disciplines with a demonstrated commitment to science policy and innovative research dissemination. Members have been selected through an application process involving a scientific review process followed by interviews, and have membership for four years.

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters took the initiative to establish the Young Academy of Norway, which was formally launched in October 2015 with an initial twenty members. Presently the Academy consists of 34 members.

While open to members of any nationality, the working language of the academy is Norwegian. The academy gathers at least biannually at different locations in Norway and cooperates with the growing community of national and global young academies worldwide.

AYF 2021 Gruppebilde
The Young Academy of Norway

The academy is governed by a Board comprised of members of the academy, elected by the members for a one-year term, and one to two external board members.

The current Board consists of Nils Hallvard Korsvoll (Chair), Marte Cecilie Wilhelmsen Solheim (Deputy Chair), Irja Ratikainen, Kai Arne Hansen and Mari Myksvoll, acting representatives Natalia Kucirkova and Nora E. H. Mathé and external members Marte Eidsand Kjørven and Kjartan Almenning.

a.	Styret i AYF for perioden 2022-23: F.v. Generalsekretær Bjørn Kristian Danbolt, Irja Ratikainen, Natalia Kucirkova (vara), Marte C.W. Solheim, Nils Hallvard Korsvoll, Kai Arne Hansen, Mari Myksvoll og Nora E.H. Mathé (vara). Foto: David Jensen / AYF.

More information on our activities and publications is available on our Norwegian pages.