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18.11 - The IV International Natural Sciences Tournament is over

We congratulate the team from Chemichal Department of SPbU on having taken the first place!

Also we congratulate the team from the Moscow State University on having become the second and the team from Belorussia State University on having taken the honorable third place!

5 days of competitions, 21 teams of young scientists from Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia and Estonia, 70 experts from the science and industry from Russia, Ukraine and India, more than 100 scientific projects were submitted for consideration of the competent jury.

The International Natural Sciences took place in November, 13 – 18 on base of the Chemical department of SPbU and NIU ITMO. The Organanizers were Saint-Petersburg State University and business-incubator QD.

From 35 student teams participated in the extramural round only 21 passed to the intramural one and 6 – to the final. The participants were solving practical problems being actual in Russia and abroad, a half of them were proposed by industrial corporations. Projects based on actual missions of the corporations will be sent to the problems’ authors and may be applied in industry.

«The main aim of the Tournament is not only new acquaintances and experiment of public presentations, but also a practical solution of scientific problems» - mentioned the founder of the Tournament Sergey Safonov. During the final day of the Tournament members of the jury marked the exceptional value of the fact, that “students learn how to solve applied problems”. According to Anshul Gupta, the associate professor from Mumbai University (India), the Tournament was organized at a very high level.

Students from four countries (Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia and Estonia) took part in the Tournament. The Organizers are sure, that acquaintances made during the Tournament will help the formation of international contacts between young scientists and development of science on the whole. One day of the Tournament was hold in English.

In the context of the Tournament excursions to the chair of laser chemistry and laser science of materials and also to the chair of physical organic chemistry of SPbU took place.

The International Tournament was hold with a support of private companies, which means that they are concerned in the attraction of young scientists and searching scientific staff among the students of technical description. Companies “Vertex”, “Hach Lange”, “Pharmsintez”, “ Unilever”,”Akvaphor”, “Millab”, “Analytpribor”, “International Paper” and “Analyt Products” became sponsors of the event.

This year the scientific school «Applied Chemistry and Materials Science» attached to the Tournament took place , it acquired a fresh interest not only among the participants, but also among young scientists from Saint-Petersburg Universities.

All teams are welcome to participation in the International Natural Sciences Tournament next year. Also we admit new teams from Russia, the CIS countries, Europe and Asia with a great pleasure.

(The Organizing Committee of the Tournament : www.scitourn.ru)

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