It has been more than two years since COVID-19 first emerged, bringing about unprecedented challenges and changes for the world. No corner of the world has escaped unscathed. However, the pandemic has also provided humankind an invaluable opportunity to rethink some fundamental assumptions and mindsets, and to consider how to build more resilient communities going forward. It has led many people around the world to embark on a journey of accelerating transformation and imagining our world anew, with Science playing a key role in this journey. How can we, as catalysts for change, better drive humankind's progress, anchored on the scientific method and discipline? In the spirit of redefining boundaries and galvanising transformation, ISYF 2023 endeavours to inspire delegates to use Science and Technology to lead the change into the future by reconnecting, reimagining, and looking ahead, to create a better world marked by common goals, shared knowledge and global solidarity.
ISYF aims to provide high-ability students with ample opportunities to share and discuss their interest in science, technology and science research. They will be exposed to many fields of science which will broaden their outlook and understanding of the scientific world. Invited Nobel laureates and eminent scientists will inspire them through stories of their own life experiences and scientific discoveries. These interactions will help create greater awareness among the youth about the importance of broad-based knowledge, keen curiosity, relentless tenacity and a global outlook when considering the pursuit of science as a meaningful and fulfilling endeavour.
Students will have many opportunities to interact in different cross-cultural groups and forge strong bonds with each other throughout the Forum. Activities are designed to promote mutual cooperation, understanding and appreciation of each other's diverse cultures while sharing a common passion in science, technology and research.
Through professional sharing and discussions among science educators, ISYF helps build the competencies of teachers who are navigating an evolving education landscape.
Participation in ISYF is via invitation to selected schools across the globe.
The programme targets top science students from schools all over the world. Student participants from each school should meet the following criteria:
In addition to the students' activities, the educators' programme provides opportunities for the educators to
share, interact with and learn from one another.
To ensure that the educator benefits fully from the experience, the educator should:
International Science Youth Forum (ISYF) @ Singapore is organised by Hwa Chong Institution with the support of the Ministry of Education (MOE).
ISYF @ Singapore is also supported by the following partners: