On May 16, 2019 the Volga State University of Technology hosted the opening ceremony of the III (final) stage of the Open International Internet-Olympiad in Mathematics.
This year Internet-Olympiads turn eleven years! Today this project includes Internet-Olympiads in sixteen academic disciplines of higher education and four disciplines of secondary vocational training! Everything started with mathematics. The Mathematics Internet-Olympiad is growing year by year. Internet technologies have become ingrained in our everyday life and education, and they help to engage a huge number of students from all the parts of the Russian Federation and other countries. Internet-Olympiads’ geographical reach is expanding to include Russian regions (from Saint Petersburg to Khabarovsk) and nineteen foreign countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
The first round, held online, welcomed 6475 participants from 159 higher education institutions of the Russian Federation and other countries. 1041 students qualified for the second stage, hosted by 34 key universities. As few as 128 strongest mathematicians were invited to take part in the third round which was organized in the traditional form of personal attendance.
One part of the ceremony was a lively music performance that gave the participants more energy to work hard on their tasks.
The participants were greeted by Victor Shebashev, Rector of the Volga State University of Technology, Larisa Polushina, Head of the Russian Federation Foreign Ministry Representative in Yoshkar-Ola, Vladimir Navodnov, Co-chair of the Open International Internet-Olympiads Organising Committee, Galina Motova, Deputy Director of the National Centre for Professional Accreditation, Vladislav Pylin, Deputy Director of the Research Institute for Education Quality Monitoring, Aleksey Kolchev, Chair of the Olympiad Jury.
A video conference between Yoshkar-Ola and Ariel (Israel) was held before the Olympiad. The Ariel University welcomed students from distant countries who solved the same problems as the students in Yoshkar-Ola. The participants greeted and wished each other good luck and exchanged useful advice.
The third round participants must solve ten very hard problems within four hours. The competition is open to students majoring in four fields of study: Humanities and Law, Subject-oriented (with in-depth study of an academic discipline), Engineering and Technologies, Economics and Management. The results of the Olympiad will be announced on May 17, 2019.
Good luck to all the participants!