A new beginning

Viorel Barbu

After fifty-nine years, the International Mathematical Olympiad remains a very respectable event and one of the most long-lived international educational and scientific competitions. The first international olympiad was organized and held in Romania in 1959 and, as a participant, I still remember with emotion the atmosphere of the contest. The beginning was modest as far as concerns the number of participants, but it soon became a large international competition and a veritable school for gifted students in mathematics and professional mathematicians.

Mathematics has always been a fresh and dynamical field of human creativity and a fundamental science to the benefit of scientific knowledge and technical achievements. It is the role and duty of young mathematicians to bring and develop new ideas and to construct new bridges between mathematics and other scientific fields.

This is the reason we welcome this prestigious international event with hope and pride.

By a happy coincidence, this edition of the international olympiad is held in Cluj-Napoca in the year when Romania celebrates its centenary unity, a corner stone of the Romanian history.

We wish good luck to the participants and to their mentors and a fruitful experience in our country!

Viorel Barbu
President of the Mathematics Department Romanian Academy

Opening Ceremony & Closing Ceremony

ABOUT IMO

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the largest, oldest and most prestigious scientific Olympiad for high school students. The history of IMO dates back to 1959, when the first edition was held in Romania with seven countries participating: Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, and USSR. Since then, the event has been held every year (except 1980) in a different country. Currently, more than 100 countries from 5 continents participate. Each country can send a team of up to six secondary students or individuals who have not entered University or the equivalent, as of the date of celebration of the Olympiad, plus one team leader, one deputy leader, and observers if desired.

During the competition, contestants have to solve, individually, two contest papers on two consecutive days, with three problems each day. Each problem is worth seven points. Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded in the ratio of 1:2:3 according to the overall results — half of the contestants receive a medal. In order to encourage as many students as possible to solve complete problems, certificates of honorable mention are awarded to students (not receiving a medal) who obtained 7 points for at least one problem.

HOW TO JOIN THE IMO

IMO Invitation

VENUE


The IMO 2018 mascot: the Carpathian bear

Important Dates

February 15, 2018 Last day for online confirmation of participation by countries
March 30, 2018 Last day for receipt of problem proposals
April 20, 2018 Last day for online registration of leaders, deputy leaders, observers, the number of contestants and arrival day for leaders and observers
May 20, 2018 Last day for full payment of charges for single rooms and observers in cleared funds
May 31, 2018 Last day for online registration of contestants
June 15, 2018 Last day for online registration of all travel details

IMO 2018 Programme

July 03, 2018 (Tue) Leaders
Early arrivals*
 
July 04, 2018 (Wed) Leaders
Arrival day IMO AB meeting
 
July 05, 2018 (Thu) Leaders
Jury meeting
 
July 06, 2018 (Fri) Leaders
Jury meeting
 
July 07, 2018 (Sat) Leaders
Jury meeting
Deputy Leaders and Contestants
Arrival day
July 08, 2018 (Sun) Leaders, Deputy Leaders and Contestants
Opening Ceremony
July 09, 2018 (Mon) Leaders
Q&A session
Deputy Leaders
 
Contestants
First day of contest
July 10, 2018 (Tue) Leaders
Q&A session
Deputy Leaders
 
Contestants
Second day of contest
July 11, 2018 (Wed) Leaders and Deputy Leaders
Coordination
Contestants
Excursion

Contestants
IMO Conference,
Ciprian Manolescu (UCLA) and
Victor Nistor (Universite de Lorraine;
Metz-Nancy) former IMO Golds
July 12, 2018 (Thu) Leaders and Deputy Leaders
Coordination, Final Jury Meeting
Contestants
Excursion
July 13, 2018 (Fri) Leaders, Deputy Leaders and Contestants
Closing Ceremony and Farewell banquet
July 14, 2018 (Sat) Leaders, Deputy Leaders and Contestants
Departure day
* The IMO AB members arrive on July 03, 2018. Leaders arriving early must assume any additional costs.

Problems

IMO2018 Community

ORGANIZERS

INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS

LOCATION PARTNERS

SUPPORTERS

MEDIA PARTNERS

GOLD PARTNERS

HONORARY PARTNER

SILVER SPECIAL PARTNER


SILVER PARTNERS


SPECIAL PARTNERS


PARTNERS



AUCHAN
MARIFLOR PRODCOM SRL
PANEMAR MORĂRIT ŞI PANIFICAŢIE
EUROPLUS PRINT SRL
EDIL VALENTINO SRL
VIA TERRA SPEDITION SRL
COMUNICAŢII STARNET MEDIA SRL
SC EXIMTUR SRL

RONDOCARTON SRL
SC COINJECT SRL
SELGROS CASH&CARRY SRL
ECO GROUP SRL
LUXOR RESIDENCE
COCA-COLA
LA FÂNTÂNA
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL

Competition
Hall

Polyvalent Hall,
Uzinei Electrice Str.,
Cluj-Napoca,

Credits

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