In 2008, InterAcademy Panel (IAP) had selected the world’s top scientists to participate in the World Economic Forum (WEF). Dr. Nitsara Karoonuthaisiri and Dr. Warinthorn Songkasiri from Thailand were invited to join the forum. In 2009, Dr. Pimchai Chaiyen and Dr. Jittiporn Kruenate from Thailand were invited to join the forum. In 2010, Global Young Academy (GYA) was founded in Berlin, Germany with the support by IAP and 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. As a result, Thai Young Scientists Academy (TYSA) was founded and its goal are to (1) create a network among young Thai scientists to exchange knowledge and experience, and (2) support these scientists to apply their knowledge and experience to enhance the level of Thai science and technology to solve the country’s problem.
The structure of TYSA is as shown below:
1. Executive Committee
- Co-chairs (2 members)
- Treasurer (1 member)
- Executive committee (3 members)
2. Working Groups
- Internal management
- Science Leadership Program (SLP)
- ASEAN Science Leadership Program (ASEAN SLP)
- Mini Science Leadership Program (Mini SLP)
- Science Communication
- An Innovative Forum for ASEAN Museums Towards Achieving Science and SDGs Awareness in the Community
- Science Articles
- Science Policy
- Frontier Research White Paper
- Special Events/Activities
- NSTDA New Researchers Orientation Seminar
- ASEAN Young Scientists Network (ASEAN YSN)
- Conference on the Ethics of Science & Technology and Sustainable Development
- First Russian-South East Asian Young Researchers Forum
- 8th Annual General Meeting of the Global Young Academy
- Thai nationality or have been working in Thailand for at least 5 years
- Age under 45 years old
- Work in science, technology and related fields
- Must be active and widely accepted in his/her field of research
- Must be motivated to work and volunteer for the public/country
- Regular members: This group of researchers is recruited by the executive committee based on their research performance, activities, services, commitment, and personal attitude.
- Junior members: This group of researchers is recruited by the executive committee based on their research performance that shows a high potential of being considered experts in their fields.
- Network members: This group of researchers can be anyone who is interested in joining TYSA activities.