The Hanoitimes - Twelve Vietnamese students, all from Hanoi, who entered the 2017 International Mathematics and Science Olympiad (IMSO) in Singapore have won prizes.
According to Director of Hanoi Department of Education and Training Chu Xuan Dung, Vietnam claimed two gold, three silver and one bronze medals for maths and one gold and five silvers for science. This was the first time the country had won gold in the science category, he added.
The IMSO 2017 took place in Singapore on November 20-24, themed “Smart, Skilled, and Creative in a Joyful Competition for Excellence.”
It aims to develop elementary school students’ talent and interest in mathematics and science, motivate them to develop their intellectual capacity and skills, and foster friendly international relations.
** Vietnam also won two silver medals at the 11th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) which took place in Phuket, Thailand from November 12-21.
According to the Hanoi Department of Education and Training, Vietnam sent five students from the Hanoi-Amsterdam High School for the Gifted to participate in the competition which brought together contestants from 45 countries and territories this year.
Tran Duc Huy and Nguyen Tien Nhan earned the silver medal while Le Hong Long and Tran Quang Thanh received consolidation prizes mentions.
The first IOAA was held in Chiang Mai, Thailand in 2007 with the participation of 21 countries and territories.
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