During the forum “The city of education” Moscow held the opening ceremony of the third international Olympiad of Metropolises. The participants and guests were welcomed by the minister of the Moscow government, the head of the Moscow department of education Isaac Kalina:
“Of course, the Olympiad means rivalry of metropolises, but it’s a uniting rivalry. In all these three olympiads the victory was on the side of the future of science, which means the future of our cities! I’m more than sure, that in 10 or 20 years the winners of these three Moscow Olympiads will be among the best scientists of the world!” – said Mr. Kalina.
“It’s a great honor for me to participate in this Olympiad for the third time. I’d like to thank the Moscow government and the mayor of the city Sergey Sobyanin, who was one of the initiators of this competition. He organized this great event”, - said the head of the jury in chemistry Duckhwan Lee, PhD, professor of chemistry and scientific relations of the Sogang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, ex-head of the international Olympic committee in chemistry.
The Olympiad of Metropolises takes place in Russia from September, 2 to September, 7. The participants of the competition are teams of students from more than 30 cities of the world, including Almaty, Astana, Baku, Banja Luka, Belgrade, Berlin, Bishkek, Boston, Bratislava, Budapest, Delhi, Dushanbe, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Innsbruck, Jakarta, Jerusalem, Leipzig, Lima, Madrid, Milan, Minsk, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sofia, Shanghai, Tel-Aviv, Ulanbaatar, Yerevan and Zagreb. Students from the metropolises and capitals of the world compete in their knowledge of chemistry, informatics, physics and maths.
The minister of Moscow government, the head of the department of external economic relations Sergey Cheremin stressed, how much the international Olympiad of the Metropolises had grown during three years of its existence: “The Olympiad has really turned into a real international holiday of education. It constantly broadens its geography: today the cities of Latin Ameriсa and Southern and Eastern Asia are among its participants”.
The competitions start with the blitz-round on September, 3, which takes place in School №1253. It’s not a part of the main competition, its results stand on their own. Students of Moscow schools also take part in the unofficial team ranking of the blitz-round. This year students from all over the world for the first time have an opportunity to work on the tasks online.
The main rounds take place on the 4-5 of September in Moscow schools № 2030, 1241, 1253 and headquarters of the Yandex company.