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Young Academy of Scotland holds AGM at University

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Young Academy of Scotland at University

The RSE (Royal Society of Edinburgh) Young Academy of Scotland held its annual general meeting at the University of Stirling this week.

The Academy is a prestigious national organisation for Scotland's emerging leaders from the disciplines of science and humanities, the professions, the arts, business and civil society. Two of its members, Dr Christine Caldwell and Dr Edward Duncan, are University of Stirling employees.

The Young Academy of Scotland was established by the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2011 and is the first and (currently) only Young Academy in the United Kingdom. Find out more here.

Dr Duncan said: "The Young Academy is well connected through an established network of Young Academies worldwide, which provides excellent opportunities for engagement and collaboration on an international level through participation in conferences, workshops, competitions and symposia with our sister academies. During their meeting at Stirling the participants were joined by colleagues from the German, Dutch, Swedish and Global Young Academies to address the most challenging issues facing society in Scotland and beyond."

Pictured above are the outgoing and incoming Co-Chairs of the Young Academy, with Professor Edmund Burke, Deputy Principal for Research, who opened the meeting by welcoming the Young Academy to the University of Stirling. (From left): Aileen Fyfe, Ineke De Moortel, Neil McLennan, Prof Burke, Karen Lorimer, Alan Gow and Patrick Harkness.

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