What is ICYS
International competitions play an important role in the education of highly talented secondary school students opening new possibilities to extend their knowledge in sciences.
There are many types of competitions, the International Conference of Young Scientists (ICYS) is a is a special type of individual competition, in physics, mathematics, computer science and ecology for 14-18 year-old secondary school students. Every participant has to prepare a research report on a subject chosen by herself/himself from any part of the above mentioned sciences. The language of these ten-minute reports is English and an international jury evaluates and rewards the presentations.
Every year generally 60-70 lectures are delivered in 4 section on the Conference. This kind of competitions has importance in teaching the students:
Perhaps most of the participating students will later become students at various universities and will be researchers reporting at scientific conferences (for instance like this one), this first appearance may be a decisive factor in their future scientific career.
History
The 1st edition of the conference took place in 1994 and now we are happy to announce that over 40 countries are participating in the contest.
In 1993 the representatives of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest and the State University of Belarus, Minsk decided to organize together a conference for 14-18 year-old secondary school students. The aim of the organizers with organizing such a new type of a competition was to acquaint secondary school students with the methods of scientific research. This includes different phases of research work from the very beginning the pointing out the topic to the last step, summing up the results of the research in a foreign language-lecture. The conference gives the challenging opportunity to the young scientists to get some feedback of the work with which they are just trying to deal, and to measure their strength in an international field.
During the years students from the following countries have participated in the Conference: Belarus, Czech Republic, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, The Netherlands, Ukraine, United States of America, Yugoslavia.
The conference in Hungary (Visegrád, 1994, 1996, 1998), in Belarus (Baranovichi, 1995, 1997, 1999), in 2000 in The Netherlands, in Nijmegen, in 2001 in Poland, in Katowice, in 2002 in Georgia, in Kutaisi was organized respectively, in 2003 will be held in Czech Republic, in Prague.
The first ICYS was in Visegrád in 1994. Then 70 lectures were presented by students from 5 countries. Hungarian organizers always come back to Visegrád, the competition become widely known as “Visegrád Conference”.
In 1996 the number of participants increased, 86 lecturers from 9 countries gave their lectures. The Conference every year becomes richer, new countries join to the competition. The Conference has a good reputation not only in the Middle European countries, but outside Europe too. This year we have an observer from Singapore, a country where the education receives from the government the highest financial support all over the world. This year we have more than 80 secondary school participants, and more than 70 lectures with wide variety of topics. We are convinced, that nowadays, during the permanently decreasing popularity of sciences a scientific event which attracts the young generation has special significance. Perhaps most of the participating students will later become students at various universities and will be researchers reporting at scientific conferences. This first appearance may be a decisive factor in their future scientific carreer.
Organizers
Throughout the years, ICYS has been organized by 20+ different countries
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Meet the Steering Committee

Hans Jordens

vice-president

Sergei Sergeev

president

Adelhaida Kerekes

vice-president

Zsuzsanna Rajkovits

honorary president

Monika Raharti

member

Urszula Woznikowska-Bezak

member

Leonid Markovich

member

Alexander Urban

member

25 Years of ICYS
Country representatives
Belarus
Leonid Markovich
Brasil
Guilhem Weber
Bulgaria
Adelina Radeva
China
Du Wei
Croatia
Božena Mitić
Czech Republic
Jan Kříž
Finland
Matti Rajamaki
France
Stéphane Colsenet
Georgia
George Laskishvili
Germany
Alexander Urban
Greece
Haido Samara
Guam
Arlene Chua
Hungary
Zsuzsanna Rajkovits
India
Geeta Rajan
Indonesia
Monika Raharti
Iran
Dina Izadi
Lithuania
Svetlana Grishko
Macau
Ashley Huanxian Chen
Macedonia
Suzana Trajkova
Malaysia
Razmi Abdul Razak
Netherlands
Jan Marijnissen
Poland
Urszula Woznikowska-Bezak
Romania
Adelhaida Kerekes
Russia
Sergey Sergeev
Russia-St. Petersburg
Andrei Potemkin
Serbia
Nikola Srzentic
Singapore
Kwek Leong Chuan Tan Guo Xian
Sri Lanka
Pushpakumara Vithanage M.P. Vipulasena
Vesna Fabijan
Slovenia
Taiwan
Chao-Ming Fu
Pornchai Inchai
Thailand
Turkey
Umit Karademir
United Kingdom
Vlado Lazarov
Ukraine
Paul Pshenichka