President officially opens the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS)

Sat 15th Sep, 2018 | 12:00
Location: RDS Concert Hall, Dublin
President officially opens the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS)

President Higgins performed the official opening of the EU Contest for Young Scientists, an annual showcase of the best of European student scientific achievement. 

Taking place in the Dublin 14-19 September, the contest saw 139 students from 38 different countries showcasing 90 projects. 

The EUCYS participants have all previously won first prizes in their home country’s national science competitions; in Ireland, that is the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, which is opened by President Higgins at the start of each year. (Click here for more details about the 2018 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, and here for the 2017 edition)

 

 

Click on the 'Audio' tab to listen to the President's speech.