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Success at the IAEA International Student Competition: Hungarian team among the best five from all over the world


To foster the younger generation’s interest in nuclear science and technology, the IAEA has held an international student competition in conjunction with the Third International Conference on Human Resource Development for Nuclear Power Programmes in the Republic of Korea, from 28-31 May 2018.

Teams of students aged 14-18 from all over the world were invited to present a project on the current or future impacts and applications of nuclear science and technology in their lives. The organizers received 188 applications from 31 countries.

Based on the decision of the international jury, a Hungarian team of students studying at Szent László Secondary School and Eötvös József Secondary School, Budapest, was among those five teams worldwide that designed and implemented the most innovative projects. Thanks to the IAEA, the Hungarian students had the opportunity to present their project at the Conference in the Republic of Korea, and together with the other finalist teams (from Malaysia, Japan, USA and South Korea), they visited local schools and institutions, and attended cultural events.

With a computer game application to promote nuclear science, the secondary school team from Malaysia won the competition. More on the subject: