Nazarbayev University Students won 3 Medals in an International Mathematics Competition 2020

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In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, Nazarbayev University students participated virtually in the International Mathematics Competition (IMC) from 25th July to 30th July, 2020. They won 3 medals. In this year, Nazarbayev University was represented by five students: Bakdauren Narbayev, Bakytzhan Kurmanbek, Nartay Aikyn, Izat Khamiyev and Kadirbek Sharau.

Bakdauren and Izat were awarded Silver Medals, Bakytzhan was awarded a Bronze Medal , Nartay and Kadirbek were awarded Honorable mentions. Team leader was Bakhytbek Zhumanov.

The NU Math Team kept ranking, appearing in the top-44 universities of the IMC 2020 ranking , which is nearby ranking of Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), and ahead of result of University of Warwick (UK), etc. NU Team ranked #42 in 2019 and #67 in 2018.

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Photo: NU and Kazakhstan MSU students and Bakhytbek Zhumanov (Team Leader) at IMC in Bulgaria, 2019.

The IMC is one of prestigious competitions for students, organized with the joint participation of the American University in Bulgaria and University College London. Over the past twenty-five competitions students from more than 200 institutions from over 65 countries all over the world have participated. Problems given for students are from the fields of Algebra, Real and Complex Analysis, Geometry and Combinatorics.

We wish to acknowledge the effort of students and the assistance of Bakhytbek Zhumanov and Dr. Yerlan Amanbek.