In 2008, InterAcademy Panel (IAP) had selected the world’s top scientists to participate in the World Economic Forum. Dr. Nitsara Karoonuthaisiri and Dr. Warinthorn Songkasiri from Thailand were invited to join the forum. After that, Dr. Pimchai Chaiyen and Dr. Jittiporn Kruenate from Thailand were invited in 2009 to join the same forum. In 2010, Global Young Academy (GYA) was founded in Berlin, Germany with the support by IAP and with the aim of empowering and mobilizing young scientists to address issues of particular importance to early career scientists. Dr. Nitsara Karoonuthaisiri (Thailand) and Prof. Greg Weiss (USA) were the founding co-chairs of GYA. Dr. Nitsara along with past participants to the World Economic Forum realized the significance of having a similar entity in Thailand. As a result, Thai Young Scientists Academy (TYSA) was founded in 2010 as an attached body to the Thai Academy of Science and Technology (TAST).
TYSA’s goals are to create a network among young Thai scientists to exchange knowledge and experience, and support these scientists to apply their knowledge and experience to enhance the level of Thai science and technology to solve the country’s problem. TYSA members convened in 2018 and co-created the vision and missions of TYSA to shed the light on the direction of TYSA. TYSA positions itself as a platform for young scientists to show their colors, with the missions of empowering these scientists to enable them to collectively use their expertise and passion to contribute to the society. This meeting also led to a formal registration in early 2020 as an association in order to allow TYSA to collaborate on the same footing with our domestic and international partners.
TYSA aims to be a network that empowers excellent young scientists with volunteering mind to contribute to society based on integrated expertise in order to create a collective impact to Thailand and the world.
1. Builds capacity of Thai young researchers and strengthens networks of young scientists domestically and internationally.
2. Brings members highest potentials to contribute to the society.
3. Aims to become a neutral trusted resource for policy recommendations