The Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar (SIYSS) is an annual weeklong event for international young scientists, arranged in connection with the Nobel festivities by the SIYSS Committee of the Swedish Federation of Young Scientist in collaboration with the Nobel Foundation.
The history of SIYSS dates back to 1976 when the first seminar was organized by the Swedish Federation of Young Scientists together with the Nobel Foundation, with inspiration from Society for Science & the Public in USA. Turning into a great success, the SIYSS program has continued to combine Swedish science with the Nobel Prize Awarding Ceremonies with an intense social program.
The programme aims to promote international understanding and friendship, bringing together young people from all over the world with similar interests. The participants are selected in different ways; some are winners of national science fairs, others represent organizations for young scientists or are selected by merit at their home universities. Whatever their background, they all have two things in common: a great interest in natural sciences and a curiosity for other cultures and people.
The programme of the week comprises scientific activities and lectures as well as unique occasions to meet the Nobel Laureates. Furthermore, the students are introduced to Swedish science and research as well as Swedish culture and customs. However, the main event of the week is a big seminar where the participants present their research to each other and to Swedish students.
The week culminates with the Nobel festivities where the SIYSS participants attend both the Nobel Reception at Nordiska Museet and the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall, followed by the Nobel Banquet at the Stockholm City Hall as well as the Nobel Night Cap, the final festivity after the banquet.
With its connection to the Nobel Prizes, SIYSS is widely considered the most prestigious youth science event in the world. Former participants often witness how the programme has inspired them to continue doing research and that the week in Stockholm was a truly unique experience.
For further information, please contact:
The SIYSS Organizing Committee
Förbundet Unga Forskare
Lilla Frescativägen 4C
S-104 05 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: +46 (0) 700 176 309
International coodinator: Josefine Wahlström