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Young Scientists


The Young Scientists community was created in 2009 to convene rising-star scientists and engage them in the work of the World Economic Forum. The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.



The Forum’s Young Scientists are a community of extraordinary scientists from across academic disciplines and geographies, under the age of 40, who commit to integrating scientific knowledge into society for the public good. In the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Young Scientists community help decision-makers understand the impact of science on global issues and themselves strive to develop into global leaders.



Nominations are submitted yearly by leading research institutions who can guarantee the quality and impact of the candidate’s scientific research in addition to the following criteria:

  • Aged 39 or younger at the time of nomination 

  • Experience as a Principle Investigator, group leader or early tenure track professor 

  • Present a recognized record of research excellence

  • Demonstrate a commitment to serve society at large through exceptional contribution

  • Show an impeccable public record and good standing in their community