Barcelona, December 1st 2016

The Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge (BIYSC) is a two-week program with no equivalent in Spain that aims to connect students who are passionate about science with top researchers of the best international research centers based in Catalonia. 

Facing a scientific challenge, sharing two weeks with young people from around the world that are passionate about science and getting to know renowned scientists of the 10 most prestigious research centers in Catalonia are, essentially, three elements that shape the new scientific program that Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation launches this summer.

The Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge (BIYSC) was born with the aim of stimulating scientific talent of a hundred of young people aged between 16 and 19 years-old, who will directly work with internationally renowned researchers within the best research centers based in Catalonia. This new programme aims to attract talented young scientists from July 11th to 22nd , who will meet in Barcelona to work in different science’s fields through scientific debates, lectures, workshops, visits to international research centers and a project in which they will be involved during their stay.

  • The BIYSC is a multidisciplinary program that includes biomedicine, genetics, biotechnology, biochemistry, chemistry, evolutionary biology, photonics, robotics, nanotechnology and bioethics. It is a challenge for young science students from worldwide, whom they can already apply on the official website of the program.
  • The BIYSC joins the different programs run by the Area of Knowledge and Research of the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation, such as the Youth and Science program (first edition in 2008) and the Crazy about Science program (first edition in 2013), that aim to promote the scientific careers amongst young people and to promote educational excellence and effort. 
  • The BIYSC counts with the support of the Network of Youth Excellence (NYEX) and the research centers that belong to the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).



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