Andrea Binder selected as one of 10 new members of Germany's prestigious Junge Akademie
This constant increase in new ideas and different perspectives lays the foundation for many exciting projects and debates, which we are very much looking forward to.Timo de Wolff, spokesman, Die Junge Akademie
A Gates Cambridge Scholar has been admitted to Germany’s prestigious Die Junge Akademie.
Andrea Binder is one of 10 new members to be admitted to the academy. It provides interdisciplinary and socially relevant spaces for outstanding young academics from German-speaking countries.
Die Junge Akademie was founded in 2000 as a joint project of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. Since then, it has become a role model for similar initiatives in many other countries. It aims to encourage academic, especially interdisciplinary, discourse among outstanding young academics as well as to promote initiatives at the intersection of academia and society.
Every year 10 new members are admitted on the basis of nominations. Members are elected for five years and meet regularly in different research groups and regular plenaries to exchange information on their current research projects and agree on joint projects and publications.
Timo de Wolff, spokesman for the Junge Akademie, said: “The admission of the ten newcomers is a special event for everyone at the Young Academy. This constant increase in new ideas and different perspectives lays the foundation for many exciting projects and debates, which we are very much looking forward to.”
Andrea  did her PhD in Politics and International Studies at Cambridge. A political economist and expert in offshore finance, she is currently a research group leader at the Free University of Berlin and a non-resident fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute.
*Picture credit: Matthias Erfurt.