Students from Constructor University in Bremen won three gold and one silver medal at the "International Mathematics Competition" (IMC), which is regarded as the Olympics for students of mathematics. The six-member team came in 14th place out of 70 teams.
The IMC, held at the American University in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, took place from July 31st to August 6th. There, students had two days to solve ten mathematical problems from a wide variety of fields in the subject. Aleksandr Kariakin, Egor Shibaev, and Alexander Kovrigin from Constructor University each placed in the top category, winning gold medals. A silver medal went to Antonii Belyshev. Rodion Khvorostov and Mikhail Petrochenkov received honorable mentions. All but Antonii Belyshev, who has already completed his physics degree, are currently studying Computer Science or have graduated from the program this year.
"We are planning to regularly participate in the competition from now on," announced team leader Dr. Ivan Ovsyannikov, who teaches mathematics at Constructor University. The initiative to participate in the IMC came from Prof. Dr. Alexander Omelchenko, Dean of the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the private university. In order to prepare even better for upcoming competitions, a mathematical discussion club will be established at Constructor University. "There students can learn to also solve non-standard problems in mathematics," Ovsyannikov says.
The successful competition team from left to right: Dr. Ivan Ovsyannikov (team leader), Mikhail Petrochenkov, Egor Shibaev, Alexander Kovrigin, Rodion Khvorostov, Aleksandr Kariakin, Antonii Belyshev. (source: Constructor University)
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Founded in 2001, Constructor University is a top-ranked, English-language, private university, with a campus in Bremen, Germany. With its interdisciplinary approach, advanced digital learning tools and accredited programs, it equips students with fundamental knowledge, critical thinking and practical skills to build their professional career and address the world’s most pressing challenges.
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