X International Natural Sciences Tournament

The Extramural round started!

Every year bright young scientists gather at the International Natural Sciences Tournament (INST) to generate new scientific ideas and stand up for their own ideas during dynamic scientific polemics. The Tournament helps to form collaborations between participants, scientific experts and industry. 

INST is a team competition for current undergraduate students and students getting Bachelor’s or Master’s diploma in 2019. Students should study one of the following specializations: Chemistry, Material Science, Physics, Biology, Medicine, Pharmaceuticals, Engineering or related areas. The team may be supported by a coach, a person with a completed Master’s degree (graduated not later than 2018) or higher. The main goal of the competition is teaching students how to apply their knowledge to solve current practical scientific and industrial problems. The Tournament consists of the Extramural and Intramural rounds. To participate in the Extramural round, the team should send clear and outstanding solutions of the Extramural round problems before the 30th of September, 2019 (first wave) or before the 15th of November, 2019 (second wave).The best teams will be selected for the participation in the Intramuralround. The Intramural round of the X INST will take place on February 7–12, 2020 in University of Warsaw, Poland. To read more information about INST, please visit our About page or the page of the X INST.

Please, check our framework documents to know more about our Tournament

Rules &Regulations

What is a challenge? Who is a Speaker, an Opponent and
the Reviewer? How we play the polemics? This and more 
you are able to know from our 'Rules&Regulations'

The Challenge

The Challenge ab ovo: watch the rules and typical mistakes!

Intramural Round Problems

Ten interdisciplinary problems, played throughout
the Intramural round, which could help you to see beyond
the world! (will be published after September 1, 2019)

Extramural Round Problems Here we will present three problems to start the competition!
Extramural Round Grading System

At first complicated, at second fair. Published in 2015
the approach still can help you improve your solutions.


Please, note that the team, selected for the Intramural round, is obligatory to pay the fee, which covers accomodation and coffee-breaks throughout the Tournament's days. Please, pay your attention that participation fee is not refunded. 

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Watch the video about INST2014 to see how it was then.

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