This is SIYSS


Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar is a multi-disciplinary seminar inspiring youth to science, highlighting some of the most remarkable achievements by young scientists around the world.

The annual seminar takes place in Stockholm between the 4th and 11th of December containing a unique amalgamation of  science and culture program. All participants are between the ages of 18-25 and have been selected at international science fairs and by top ranking universities based on their extraordinary research efforts.

The seminar has inspired thousands of high school students during the past decades. Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar dates as far back as 1976. The first SIYSS, organized by The Swedish Federation of Young Scientists with help from the Nobel Foundation, was inspired by the United States’ Science Service. The participants were seven foreign students from the United States, former West Germany, and Atlantic college. This first program was a great success, combining exposure to Swedish science and the Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies with an intense and exciting social program and we have hosted multiple successful editions.

The program brings together youths from all over the world and diverse backgrounds having similar interests and aims to inspire youth to science as well as promote international understanding and friendship.

Minds of the Future
By gathering some of the brightest young minds in the scientific community, SIYSS hopes to inspire the young audience members by showcasing what it means to be a scientist. However, science is not just about doing research and presenting your findings. A major aspect of science is communication across disciplines in order to tackle greater issues in society at large. Minds of the Future will highlight this by providing a number of SIYSS participants representing different disciplines and countries with a stage upon which they can discuss some of these issues. The purpose of the panel discussion is to raise awareness of some of these issues, but also inspire hope that scientific collaboration can create a better future.

At SIYSS 2022 this was a discussion between 11 participants and the Nobel laureate David MacMillan. It’s available at

In Minds of the Futute 2023 the conversation was between 5 particiapants and the Nobel laurate Moungi Bawendi. Watch the full conversation at
Enjoy last year’s amazing Minds of the Future and stay tuned for more information about the release of Minds of the Future 2023!

If you are a teacher, check out SIYSS school material, where you will find all of Unga Forskares school material containing abstract, poster, presentation practice, Minds of the Future discussion appendix and much much more. 

If you have any questions, please send us an e-mail at

Partners and sponsors

Stiftelsen Oscar och Maria Ekmans Donationsfond


Prins Carl Gustafs Stiftelse