The Asian Science Camp 2013 (ASC 2013)

asia science camp mainThe Asian Science Camp 2013 (ASC 2013) will be held from August 25 to 30, 2013 at Epochal Tsukuba-Tsukuba International Congress Center, Tsukuba, Japan. The idea of ASC was discussed in 2005 after the Lindau Science Meeting by Professor Yuan-Tseh Lee, the 1986 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, and Professor Masatoshi Koshiba, the 2002 Nobel Laureate in Physics. The proposal aims to enlighten those science-talented youths through discussion and dialogue with top scholars in the world and to promote the international friendship and cooperation among the best young students of the next generation in Asia.

ASC 2013 is the 7th of the series, following successful camps at Taipei (2007), Bali (2008), Tsukuba (2009), Mumbai (2010), Daejeon (2011) and Jerusalem (2012). Further information is available on the web page:

http://rikai.jst.go.jp/eng/asc2013/

Seven to nine Nobel Laureates or world- distinguished scientists are going to attend ASC 2013 as Leaders and provide a stimulating program to attract all the participants, including plenary sessions, parallel discussion sessions among Leaders and students, poster presentations, a social party and excursions. The working language will be English.

5 students plus one accompanying teacher/team leader shall be chosen to be Viet Nam’s delegates to ASC2013. The students have to be outstanding in natural sciences (including physics and chemistry) from high school (11th and 12th grade) and university (1st and 2nd year). They have to have strong proficiency in oral and written English, and show a genuine interest in science and research. The students should be able to fully attend the ASC2013 program. They need to obtain permission to attend this event from their schools/universities.


There will be no registration fee and the committee will provide the participants’ living and local expenses associated with the Camp. The round trip flight ticket for the participants is not supported by the committee. However in order to allow for wider prospective students to participate in ASC 2013, a fellowship for a limited numbers of students will be set up to cover their round trip ticket to Japan. Further details will be
announced later.
The organizers will not be responsible for medical expenses incurred by the participants during the Camp. The organizers hence recommend each participant to purchase suitable travel and medical insurance in his or her country before departure.