Taiwanese Students Participate in the 60th London International Youth Science Forum
This year’s London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF), its 60th edition, ran from July 25 until August 8. The Education Division of the Taipei Representative Office in the United Kingdom was delighted to be part of the LIYSF opening ceremony for the fourth consecutive year. It was held on Thursday July 26, at the Royal Geographical Society in London.
The LIYSF, which now enjoys UNESCO patronage, is an annual two-week event held at Imperial College London, for outstanding science and technology students from around the world aged between sixteen and twenty-one. Participating students live together throughout the experience in order to deepen cultural understanding across the international spectrum and enrich their knowledge and perspectives.
The program includes lectures and demonstrations from eminent scientists, debates and discussions, and trips to research centers, laboratories and universities.
The theme of the 60th LIYSF was Science for the Future. Approximately five hundred young scientists from more than sixty-five countries took part in the science forum, including a group of fifteen high school students from Taiwan. They were selected by the British Council Taipei, in conjunction with Taipei City Government and Kaohsiung City Government,
Ms Lisa Luo from the British Council Taipei, and teachers Ms. Yang Shan-Chien from Taipei First Girls High School, and Mr. Lee Wen-Li from Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School accompanied the group to London. Ms. Suzen Tseng, Acting Director of the Education Division, attended the LIYSF opening ceremony to greet the Taiwanese students and congratulate them upon their achievements.
The Taiwanese participants, carrying the national flag of Taiwan, were introduced during the LIYSF opening ceremony.
Photo:（From left） Ms Lisa Luo, British Council Taipei, Ms Suzen Tseng, Education Division, Ms. Yang Shan-Chien a teacher at Taipei First Girls High School, and Mr. Lee Wen-Li a teacher at Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School, with the participating students from Taiwan at the LIYSF opening ceremony.