Die Junge Akademie was founded in 2000 upon the initiative of the German National Academy of Sci-ences Leopoldina and the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW). Its mission is to promote outstanding young academics.
The thematic focus of Die Junge Akademie is on encouraging academic, especially interdisciplinary, dis-course among outstanding young academics as well as promoting initiatives at the intersection of aca-demia and society. The membership number is limited to 50. Each member will be elected once for a five-year term.