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The RSE Young Academy of Scotland

Posted 27/06/2011

Young Academy of Scotland.

The economic, social and cultural vitality of any country relies heavily upon stimulating and attracting engagement of the talented and creative members of the rising generation to refresh and reinvigorate its technical excellence and cultural and political energy. They are crucial to a country’s capacity to take bold, imaginative and principled action in the face of challenging future perspectives. It is for this reason that the Royal Society of Edinburgh is creating a Young Academy of Scotland drawn from the younger generation of researchers, scholars, business people and professionals who will provide the talent and future leadership that the country needs. The Academy will present an opportunity for this talented group to interact across disciplines and occupations and become a more integrated part of the community of decision makers, opinion formers, funding bodies, national institutions, the public and the media within Scotland, the UK and internationally.

The Academy will be part of a growing movement by national academies across Europe to establish Young Academies and it will be the first in the UK.

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