Student team competitions in applied science and innovation
Student team competitions in applied science and innovation

Science tournaments started to develop in Saint-Petersburg at the 2000s. First tournament for school students was organized at 2000. Second one took place in 2001 and after it was a 5 years break

Only in 2006 tournament activity started again in Saint-Petersburg. The organizing committee headed by student Sergey Safonov started a new age of science tournaments in Russia. In 2006-2009 there was only local chemical tourmanent for school students. In 2010 started first university students tournament. The name International Natural Sciences Tournament (INST)  was invented in 2011 and from that year student tournaments became not only international but also interdisciplinary. 

Every year International Natural Sciences Tournament attracts brightest minds from former Soviet Union countries and starts to attract people from anotner regions. In 2013 first teams from Estonia (EU) and India participated in INST. 

Winners of INSTs 

2010 - Ukraine,  Kyiv National University (captain - Alexandra Souvorova)

2011 - Ukraine,  Kyiv National University (captain - Konstantyn Nifantiev)

2012 - Russia, Novosibirsk State University (captain - Ivan Serbin)
2013 - Russia, Saint-Petersburg State University (captain - Anastasia Ananyan)


Participants of INSTs inherited our mission - science may solve practical , real life problems. Some of our participants founded their own tournaments including

ChemCamp (since 2013) - tournament of International Chemistry Forum ChemCamp, Moscow. Founded by Ivan Aksenov and Co

Medical Tournament (since 2014) - tournament of medicine. Fill yourself as a Doctor House! Founded by Elizaveta Pustovoit and Co

Biology Tournament (since 2013) - tournament of applied biology problems. Founded by Daria Vetoshkina

Chemistry tournament for school students in Moscow. Founded in 2011 by Alexey Chepiga, Gleb Aleshin and Vladimir Korolev

Chemistry tournament in Ekaterinburg . Founded in 2014 by Anna Zykova.




Detailed scores and final teams' rating are published.

Personal Rating is available


I - KiasuNUSPS (Singapore)

II - Zenith (Spain)

III - Indonesia

Open League: SIBtoUR

Results of two Qualifying Games

Section 1

Section 2


total results - first day

Qualifying Games. Day 1. Results.

Criteria of estimation are available

The Section Distribution is published

Information for the participants of the Open League (Siberia Only):
Day 1 -> Block Y;
Day 2 -> Block X.

The Organizing Committee officially announces:

Block X -> Qualifying Games. Day 1;
Block Y -> Qualifying Games Day 2;
Block Z -> Grand Final.

The schedule of the intramural round of VII INST is ready!

The live challenge is available now!

All the fifteen intramural round problems have been published! Find them out at!

Rules and Recommendations of INST 2016 have been revealed!



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