Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings


Once every year, about 30 Nobel Laureates convene in Lindau to meet the next generation of leading scientists: 500-600 undergraduates, PhD students, and post-doc researchers from all over the world. The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings foster the exchange among scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines.

The meetings focus alternately on physiology and medicine, on physics, and on chemistry – the three natural science Nobel Prize disciplines. An interdisciplinary meeting revolving around all three natural sciences is held every five years. In addition, the Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences is held every three years.


The scientific programme of each Lindau Meeting is based on the principle of dialogue. The different sessions - lectures, discussions, master classes, and panel discussions - are designed to activate the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and experience between and among Nobel Laurates and young scientists.

  • To develop high-skilled human capital in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI).

  • To provide an opportunity for Malaysian young scientists to build their network of international contacts.

  • To produce young scientists with specialized skills in niche areas where Malaysia is lacking in our own experts or talents.


  • Malaysian citizens, working or studying in Malaysian higher learning institutions and centres of excellence.

  • Show a genuine interest in science and research, as shown by the essay they are required to submit, and through the interview once shortlisted.

  • Receive strong support of their application by their academic advisor and/or by internationally renowned scientists, through a detailed recommendation letter.

  • Be fluent in English and capable of active participation in discussions.

  • Not be older than 35 years of age.

  • Have not participated in previous Lindau Meetings.

Selection Criteria

  1. Applicants must meet basic requirements: Malaysian citizen, working/studying in Malaysian HLIs or COEs, below 35 years of age.

  2. Applicant’s academic achievements will be observed.

  3. Applicants’ essay will be read to determine his/her level of written English; interview to be used as a tool to determine level of spoken English.

  4. Applicant’s list of publications will be checked by the Committee to determine quantity and quality of publication; h-index will also be checked.

  5. The Selection Committee will try to have a diversified group of shortlisted candidates to provide equal opportunities of representation from all universities and from both genders.

Additional Instructions

Aside from the application form from the website, applicants are required to upload additional documents, as follows:-

  • You may download the Extra information form via this link HERE and;

  • Recommendation letters.

Contact Us

The ASM Lindau Secretariat
Academy of Sciences Malaysia
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