VN to host 48th International Mathematical Olympiad
08:00 | 10/01/2007
VNGOVNet – To encourage and promote learning in general and mathematic study in particular among Vietnamese young people, discover and nurture mathematic talents, and realize the Party’s guidelines and the Government’s policies on external cooperation and integration, PM Nguyễn Tấn Dũng signed on January 8 Decision 21/QĐ-TTg approving the Plan to organize the 48th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Vietnam.


Vietnamese mathematical team ranked fourth in IMO 2004

Accordingly, IMO 2007 will bring together about 100 delegations from different countries and territories invited in line with the stipulations by the IMO Advisory Board (IMOAB) and the IMO. Each delegation has ten members, including two leaders, two observers and six candidates. IMO 2007 is scheduled to take place in Hanoi from July 19 to 31, 2007. The expense for preparing and holding the IMO will come from the State budget, contributions from the participating teams, donations and other legal sources. Vietnam will establish a National Preparation and Organizing Council for IMO 2007. The council is headed by the PM as the honorary president and the Minister of Education and Training as the executive president. Other members are leaders and representatives of the Central Party Committee’s Sciences and Education Board, Government Office, ministries of Education and Training, Planning and Investment, Finance, Foreign Affairs, Public Security, Culture and Information, Youth Union’s Central Committee, Hanoi City People’s Committee, and Vietnam Mathematics Association.

By hosting IMO 2007, Vietnam becomes the 29th country to host this prestigious competition. The IMO was first held in 1959 at Romania’s initiative. Vietnam first joined the IMO in 1974 where it won four prizes, including one gold medal. In its 30 non-stop participations, Vietnam has always ranked in the top-ten. In 2004, Vietnam’s six-strong team ranked fourth among 90 participating teams with four gold medals and two silvers. Up to now, Vietnam has totally gained 35 gold, 73 silver and 51 bronze medals.

By Phương Uyên

(Source: Decision 21 /QĐ-TTg)

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