International Science School (ISS)


The Professor Harry Messel International Science School (ISS) is a visionary science programme created for academically gifted high school students. The two-week fully residential curriculum is sponsored by the School of Physics through the Physics Foundation, which was established in 1954 and is dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence. The ISS has been held on the University of Sydney campus since its inception in 1962.

The 2013 ISS, Nanoscience: Small Wonders, Big Future, brought together top international and Australian nanoscience experts - along with leaders from the breadth of science, including keynote speaker and Nobel prize-winning cosmologist Professor Brian Schmidt.

140 senior high school students, from Australia and overseas, have the opportunity to attend the ISS.

ISS will run again in 2015. Please contact us at or visit the ISS website if you would like more information.