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The Swiss Young Naturalists' Tournament (SYNT) is a Swiss competition held in English, where science enthusiasts aged 12 to 16 from anywhere in Switzerland can participate. In a preparatory phase they carry out a small research project, whose results are presented and defended at the actual tournament.

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IYNT

The International Young Naturalists' Tournament (IYNT) is the international counterpart of the national competition. Teams from all over the world compete against each other and a diverse social program promotes social contact of members from different teams.

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Pro IYPT-CH

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Pro IYPT-CH is the organization that organizes not only the national tournament SYNT and the SYNT Workshop but also the preparation for both the SYNT as well as the IYNT and the qualification for the Swiss team.

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In the morning, the participants arrived from different regions of Switzerland as well as the Principality of Liechtenstein. They were welcomed at Zurich main station and guided to the Science Lab at the University of Zurich. After a general introduction, the participants had time to discuss their ideas on how to approach their problems. In the afternoon, they followed up with first experimental investigations.

Read more: Science Workshop Report

The Swiss Young Naturalists' Tournament (SYNT) is a project-oriented science competition in English, where students aged 12 to 161) from anywhere in Switzerland participate. In so called Science Fights two teams (each consisting of two students who worked on individual problems) compete against each other. They take turns presenting and defending their solution to a given problem, criticizing and discussing the solution of the opposing team. The performance of both teams is assessed by a jury. The teams have to try to convince both their opponents as well as the jury of the quality of their scientific work and results and of the understanding of science.

The Science Fights are accompanied by an attractive social program including lab visits, opening ceremony, lunch and dinner as well as the big final and the subsequent award ceremony.

Read more: SYNT - Description

We are happy to announce that the SYNT 2017 will take place on the 6th of May on the campus of the FHNW in Brugg-Windisch. We are delighted to have found an attractive venue for our participants and are already looking forward to the very first SYNT. Thank you for having us FHNW!

During the SYNT the teams (each consisting of two students) compete against each other in so called Science Fights. The Science Fights are accompanied by an attractive social program including lab visits, opening ceremony, lunch and dinner as well as the big final and the subsequent award ceremony. More information about the tournament can be found here.

Interested in participating at the SYNT but not sure how to prepare for it? We are delighted to offer you the SYNT workshop as a solution. During a three-day workshop you will get the chance to work on a selected SYNT-problem and receive tailored coaching by our mentors. Please note that for organizational reasons only the problems A, C, D, E, G, H, J, K, L will be offered during the SYNT Workshop. The SYNT Workshop takes place between the 19th and 21st of April 2017 at Science Lab at University of Zurich.

Students aged 12 to 161) can participate at the SYNT. All costs (incl. food and transportation) will be covered. The competition is held in English.

Registration is now open until the 19th of March:

Register here! 

For questions please use the contact form.

 

Important documents: 

 

1) Participants must not turn 17 in the calender year of the respective tournament.

Interested in participating at the SYNT but not sure how to prepare for it? We are delighted to offer you the SYNT workshop as a solution. During a three-day workshop you will get the chance to work on a selected SYNT-problem and receive tailored coaching by our mentors. In addition, you will get to meet other participants and take part in different fun activities.

The SYNT workshop will take place between the 19th and 21st of April at the Science Lab at University of Zurich. Please note that for organizational reasons only the problems A, C, D, E, G, H, J, K, L will be offered during the Workshop.

Interested participants can choose the SYNT Workshop when registering for the SYNT. All costs (incl. accommodation, food, transportation) will be covered. Should you require a confirmation of participation or should you have any questions, please use the contact form

Registration for the SYNT 2017 as well as the SYNT Workshop is now open until the 19th March. Register now to get one of the precious spots at the SYNT Workshop!

Register here!

The International Young Naturalists' Tournament (IYNT) is the international counterpart to the SYNT. In contrast to the SYNT, students from all over the world participate. The participants are aged 12 through 16. The age limit is set such that participants of the IYNT must not turn the age of 17 years during the calendar year of the respective IYNT competition.

The format is similar to the SYNT: Three teams (each consisting of 6 students) compete against each other in so called Science Fights. They take turns presenting and defending their solution to a given problem, criticizing the solution of the opposing team and reviewing the performance of the two preceding teams. The performance of all three teams is assessed by a jury. The teams have to try to convince both their opponents as well as the jury of the quality of their scientific work and results and of the understanding of physics.
The whole tournament is accompanied by an extensive social program and usually lasts eight days.

More information about the IYNT and the organization behind the IYNT can be found on their website.

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