Baku to host 47th International Chemistry Olympiad

Baku to host 47th International Chemistry Olympiad
# 13 January 2015 08:29 (UTC +04:00)

About 80 countries will participate in the Olympiad organized by the Committee of the International Chemistry Olympiad. The Ministry of Education signed a relevant order for the 47th International Chemistry Olympiad to be held at a high level. An Organizing Committee of the 47th Olympiad has been set up under the chairmanship of Head of the Baku Branch of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Prof. Nargiz Pashayeva. The rules for the selection of candidates for the national team that will in the Olympiad have been approved.

According to the rules, selection process will be held on chemistry among the students of secondary schools for selection of candidates for the national team that take part in the Olympiad. 10th and 11th graders will be involved in the selection process. The winners of the final stage of selection will participate in the preparatory sessions of the International Chemistry Olympiad to take place in the Baku Branch of Lomonosov Moscow State University.

The selection process involves holding regional and national olympiad competitions. All three stages will be held by experts of the Baku Branch of Lomonosov Moscow State University.

The first International Chemistry Olympiad took place in the former Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic) in 1968. The 46th International Chemistry Olympiad was held in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2014. 300 students from 75 countries participated in the Olympiad. Azerbaijani pupils started to take part in Olympiad since 2002, and they won 5 golden, 5 silver, 14 bronzed, generally 24 medals up to now.

The official website (http://icho2015.msu.az/) of 47-th International Chemistry Olympiad is accessible.

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