Young Scientists Contest

The European Union Contest for Young Scientists

Moscow 2005—Press Centre

The 17th EU Contest for Young Scientists - Moscow, Russia 17-21 September 2005.

All prize winners - click for high-res version
All the prize winners (click for a high-resolution version)

What's New

Photographs of the contest

All photos by Dmitry Senchakov, except photos of the opening ceremony

Background information

List of Participating Projects


The Jury

Other background information


Media Invitation

08/07/2005 - With bright minds to the bright future!

From 17-22 September 2005, Russia will host the 17th annual EU Contest for Young Scientists. A selection of Europe’s most brilliant young scientific minds will be competing to win prizes totalling € 28 500. Some 126 young people from 35 countries will be exhibiting 79 innovative projects. The competition is open to people aged between 15 and 20 and will be judged by 15 distinguished scientists. An exhibition of the students’ entries will be set up at Moscow’s Bauman University, where journalists will have the opportunity to meet the participants and learn more about their projects. In addition, Nobel laureates will be on-site to meet the finalists and members of the press.

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Press Releases

21/09/2005 - 17th EU Contest for Young Scientists - And the winners are ... ... from Germany, Spain and Switzerland ČeštinaDeutschCastellanoEnglishFrançais

At 13.00 on Wednesday, 21 September the waiting was finally over for more than 120 young scientists – 16 to 20 years old – from 35 countries gathered in Moscow at the Bauman University to compete in the 17th European Union Contest for Young Scientists. After judging the 78 projects exhibited there, the winners were called forward in a thrilling award ceremony that kept everyone in suspense until the very last minute. This year, first prizes went to teams from Germany, Spain and Switzerland for original projects in the areas of fluid dynamics, a possible new species in Gran Canaria and preventing urinary tract infections from catheters. (See attachment for details.)

16/09/2005 - Cream of Europe's Young Scientists meet in Moscow DeutschEnglishFrançais

On Sunday 18 September, some 126 young people from 35 countries – the cream of Europe’s young scientists plus guests from the USA, Japan and China – will meet in Moscow at the Bauman University to compete in the 17th European Union Young Scientist Contest. The contest will be opened by the Vice-Premier of the Russian Government, Alexander Zhukov. Over the next two days the 79 innovative projects exhibited there will be judged by a distinguished jury headed by Dr Ulf Merbold, the first European Space Agency astronaut to go into space. On 21 September the prizes, worth €28,500, will be awarded in the Council Hall of Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour complex. This annual event is to encourage young people to pursue their interest in science and embark on scientific careers.

Press Centres of Previous Contests

St Basil's Cathedral, Moscow

St Basil's Cathedral, Moscow
Photo: S. Gosden

Audience at the award ceremony - click for high-res version

The contest's award ceremony was held in the Hall of Church Councils of Moscow's beautiful Cathedral of Christ the Saviour Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow