The idea of the Asian Science Camps was co-proposed in September 2005 after the 55th Annual meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students in Lindau, Germany, by Professor Yuan –Tseh Lee (1986 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry) from Chinese Taipei, and Professor Masatoshi Koshiba (2002 Nobel Laureate in Physics) from Japan. The proposal expressed the aim to enlighten science talented youths through discussions and dialogues with top scholars in the world, and promoting international friendship and cooperation among best young students of the next generation in Asia. The Lindau Meetings would serve as a model. The working language would be English.
The governing body of the Asian Science Camp is the International Board of Asian Science Camp (IBASC). IBASC is a not- for- profit organization, consisting of non-governmental educational institutions. Since its inauguration in Chinese Taipei in August 2007, the Asian Science Camp has become an International annual event in Asia.
First Asian Science Camp (2007)
First ASC was held in Chinese Taipei in the year 2007.
Second Asian Science Camp (2008)
The second of the series was held in Bali, Indonesia in the year 2008. It was organised and hosted by Surya Institute, a non-profit Indonesian institution, with a mission to promote science advancement through innovative science learning, campaign and research. The camp was held from August 3 to 9 2008 in Bali, Indonesia. The camp was inspiring for around 500 Asian students, who learned from Nobel Laureates and other world class scientists in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Medicine.
Third Asian Science Camp (2009)
The third Asian Science Camp was held in Japan in the year 2009. The 2009 Asian Science Camp was hosted by the Heisei Foundation for Basic Science, the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) and the International Center for Elementary Particle Physics (ICEPP) at the University of Tokyo.
The 2009 Asian Science Camp was held from August 2 to 8 in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan. It was a 7-day inspiring period for around 200 Asian students, who learned from Nobel Laureates and other eminent scientists in the fields of physics and chemistry.