HUMBOLDT KOLLEG 18-22 March 2020 (postponed to 18-22 November due to the COVID 19 contingency) 
Global Challenges of the 21st Century

Besides the funding received from Stiftung Mercator, the establishment of the Romanian Young Academy has been supported – both financially and logistically – by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The RYA launch event, initially planned for 18-22 March 2020 and postponed to 18-22 November 2020 due to the COVID-19 contingency, will thus be a  Humboldt Kolleg, an international interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The general theme of this conference will be: ‘Global Challenges of the 21st Century’, with three subsumed themes: 1) Technological development and human health/ quality of life; 2) Climate change and environmental sustainability; 3) Democracy and social cohesion. These are also the proposed RYA themes for research and civic action during the first three years (2020-2022). More information on the launch event can be found here: