15th International Zhautykov Olympiad

15th International Zhautykov Olympiad

The 15th International Zhautykov Olympiad was held in Almaty with over 500 students from 18 countries worldwide competing for the title of the most talented in exact sciences. The students were given mathematics, physics and computer science tasks. According to the event organizers, the international jury brings together the best students worldwide and develops more complex and interesting tasks every year. In order to solve the questions, the competitors need to apply creative approach and unconventional thinking. Apart from gaining experience from participating in the competition, the winners also receive scholarships to study in prestigious universities in Kazakhstan.

ALMAZ KUNGOZHIN, PRINCIPAL, SCHOOL OF PHYSICS AND MATHEMATICS OF ALMATY:

- Russian universities add certain points to the Unified State Exam for the Olympiad winners. I know that the International Zhautykov Olympiad is highly valued in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, as well as foreign universities, including in America. 2018 graduate Aruzhan Mynbayeva won both silver and gold medals here. She is currently studying in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

-Russian universities add certain points to the Unified State Exam for the Olympiad winners. I know that the International Zhautykov Olympiad is highly valued in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, as well as foreign universities, including in America. 2018 graduate Aruzhan Mynbayeva won both silver and gold medals here. She is currently studying in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The intellectual Olympiad is held every year to promote physics and mathematics among students, establish friendly relations between schools from different countries, exchange experiences and demonstrate Kazakhstan’s education and culture.

The first Olympiad competition was held in 2005 with 189 participants who were mostly from specialized schools in Russia, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Turkey.