International Mathematical Olympiad 2015: Romania ranks 1st in EU
This year, the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) was held in the exotic Thailand, between July 4 - July 15. This was the 56th edition of the event, and has accommodated 577 high-school students from 104 countries.
Also, it's important to remember that the very 1st International Olympiad was initiated by the Romanian Mathematical Society, and was held in Romania, Brasov back in 1959. So as Romanians, we have an extensive tradition in setting a high focus on STEM disciplines in school, and also participating in various International contests.
The Romanian high-school students - Simona Diaconu, Theodor Andrei Andronache, Marius Ioan Bocanu, Ciprian Mircea Bonciocat, Stefan Spataru, Andrei Bogdan Puiu - have won this year 6 medals: 1 gold medal, 4 silver medals and 1 bronze medal, placing Romania on the 1st place among European Union countries, and on the 13th place worldwide.
This was a great result for Romania, and it shows that our country has the capacity of being a top international player in STEM-related industries.