About GYSS 2019

The Global Young Scientists Summit in Singapore is a gathering of young researchers worldwide for a chance to interact with eminent scientists and technology leaders.  It was started in 2013 with the objective of exciting and engaging young scientists to pursue their scientific dreams through close interactions with distinguished scientists and researchers, and with peers.  The Summit provides a platform for conversations on science and research, technology innovation and society, and solutions to global challenges.  

The Summit is a multi-disciplinary summit that covers topics including chemistry, physics, medicine, mathematics, computer science and engineering.  Speakers at the Summit include recipients of the Nobel Prize, Fields Medal, Millennium Technology Prize and Turing Award.  The theme for the Summit is "Advancing Science, Creating Technologies for a Better World".  Promising young scientists will exchange ideas and knowledge with the speakers and their peers over five days under this theme. 

At the Summit, participants will take part in lectures, plenary sessions and panel discussions.  They will have the opportunity to interact with speakers in informal small group sessions.  Beyond these sessions, participants will visit local universities, research centres and local agencies to learn more about Singapore’s local research and innovation ecosystem.  They will also engage in social and cultural activities to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of multi-cultural Singapore.

Excite, Engage, Enable

The Summit aims to:

  • Excite and inspire bright young researchers to apply their minds to research that addresses serious global challenges and future needs of mankind;

  • Engage and connect young researchers to like-minded peers as well as eminent scientific leaders through close and personal interaction sessions; and

  • Enable participants with a compelling research proposition to take the first steps to bring their ideas to fruition.