CYGNUS Scientific Society

Established in 1999 as an NGO, the CYGNUS Scientific Society – UNESCO Center (Societatea Stiintifica CYGNUS – centru UNESCO) has taken charge of promoting the scientific values of the young generation. At the present time, the center's activities occur under the patronage of UNESCO.

CYGNUS is one of important scientific organizations for young people in Romania. Through its activities, CYGNUS constitutes itself as a bridge which connects an academic approach with a pragmatic one; with the purpose of using and building on new theories, models, concepts and notions supplied by studies as well as research taking place in the domain of education students in scientific spirit, for science and using the science.
 
Mission: The goal of CYGNUS (research, feasibility studies, design, consulting) is to use and build on the intellect and expertise of youth in the scientific field which target the development of human performance and the improvement in quality of life. In addition, CYGNUS focuses on passing the higher level of scientific thought, through the implementation of a Knowledge Based Society. 
 
Objectives

• popularization of science among the population, especially on young people;

• high-level scientific research and nonformal education;

• promoting numerous scientific, cultural, historical and geographical entities of Europe and World.
 
Strategies: To achieve the objectives, CYGNUS intends to conduct the following activities:

• Publishing the periodicals, including material produced by members, in areas as diverse science, to addreses to extended segment of the population especially for education;

• The development of multimedia products (CD-ROM, web pages, etc..), videos, leaflets, brochures, radioTV, which helps to popularize science;

• Organization of scientific meetings, colloquia, symposia, seminars for youngs on scientific topics;

• Supporting the young  local researchers to make known the results of their work by publishing books in the country and abroad;

• Stimulate inventions and innovations by organizing competitions;

• Establish and equip a modern multidisciplinary research laboratory for attract young people to science;

• Publishing a booklet containing the studys, subjects of the activities, thesis as high scientific level;

• Establishment of a nonformal activities for gifted children, stimulate and promote them.
 
Main Projects - METAMORPHOSES

– Transdisciplinarity Summer School, Gura Humorului, Romania (15 editions)

- FRACTAL– COMPLEXITY National Summer School for Complexity Science, Romania (5 editions)

- ATLANTYKRON International Summer Academy, Capidava, scientific programs (12 editions)

- EUREKA! – CYGNUS International Physics Colloquium for physics teachers, Romania (15 editions)

- WEEKEND SCHOOL - Programmes of cultural-scientific education

- NEXUS-T - Programme of non-formal interdisciplinary sciences education (8 years)

- RoSEF – Romanian Science and Engineering Fair for Students, Suceava, national contest (11 editions)

- National Camp for Astronomy, Astrophysics and Physics for students, Voronet (8 editions)

- School on wheels, UNESCO program to attract young people from remote areas to science (12 years)