Article 1 – Goal and Participation

1. The International Conference of Young Scientists (ICYS) is essentially an individual competition on the presentations of scientific research carried out by secondary school students which are evaluated by the International Jury.

2. On the date of the opening (ceremony) of the Conference the students have not entered any kind of higher education nor will their age exceed 20 years.

3. The following table gives an overview upon the allowed combinations of numbers of students, presentations and leaders of a delegation:

Students Presentations Delegation Leaders
2 2 1
3 2 or 3 1
4 3 or 4 1 or 2
5 3 to 5 1 or 2
6 4 to 6 1 or 2

Each country sends normally 1 delegation. Additional members to the delegation should be requested by the Country Representative to the LOC. The LOC will provide a procedure for processing these requests.

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Pages of history

In 1993 the representatives of Eotvos Lorand 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.

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