We are an international network of 18 young scientists conducting research related to social-ecological systems, human wellbeing and global change in order to stimulate the emergence of new research pathways and ways of cooperating a cross disciplines in response to global sustainability challenges facing humanity. We are a mix of early career scientists from Europe, North and South America and Asia, with backgrounds in economics, ecology, and sustainability. Our group, BYS2, was initiated by The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics in 2016.


Our third year at Ekskäret. Patrik, Juan, Caroline, Andrew, Kevin, Tom, Amir, Inge, Anne-Sophie (mentor), Yolanda, Emilie, Christina (organizer), Tracy, Jonas, Agneta (organizer). Sitting: Maike, Robert, Jiangxiao, Tong, and Alon. Ekskäret May 2018.

About the Beijer Young Scholars program

The Beijer Young Scholars Programme was initially founded in 2012 with the aim of creating an international network of young researchers and stimulating the emergence of new research pathways and new ways of cooperating across disciplines on issues concerning the global challenges facing humanity. Three workshops have been held with the first generation of young scholars (2012-2015). And three more with the second generation – us – the BYS2!Financial support for our first three workshops from The Beijer Institute through the Anna-Greta and Holger Crafoord foundation is gratefully acknowledged.