News › Rothamsted Research welcomes international students participating in the London International Youth Science Forum
15 August 2012
London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) was founded in 1959 aiming broadening students’ views of science and its application for the benefit of all mankind. This cutting-edge residential programme – which runs from 16th -30th August 2012 – attracts young scientists (17-21 years old) from all over the world; most attend as winners of national and international science prizes or competitions. LIYSF is considered a world leading event for most promising young scientists. Over two weeks, students board at Imperial College and embark on a world-class programme of lectures, with access to research centres, laboratories and leading education institutions. In its 54th annual version, the theme for this year’s forum is "The Human Planet".
Since 2008, international students participating in the Forum have been visiting Rothamsted Research and interacting with our scientists to discuss global issues related to agricultural sciences such as Food Security and the effects of Climate Change. 48 students from USA, Poland, Luxemburg, Serbia, China, Nigeria, Cyprus, South Africa, England, Japan, Kuwait, Canada, Australia, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Brazil, Jamaica, Switzerland and Germany will be visiting Rothamsted on the 22nd August.
Related links› London International Youth Science Forum
› International interactions with schools on the Rothamsted Research Schools website
Contacts› Adelia De Paula and Keith Goulding
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