Bonn best university in world mathematics competition

Bonn, 13.08.2019. At this year's International Mathematics Competition for University Students (IMC) in Blagoevgrad (Bulgaria), held from July 28 to August 3, the Bonn team was placed second, making it the world's most successful university beaten only by the Israeli national team.

The International Mathematics Competition has been taking place annually since 1994. No less than 360 students from all over the world attended this year - more than ever before. The team of the University of Bonn, consisting of Ferdinand Wagner (rank 6, 1st prize), Adrian Riekert (rank 9, 1st prize), Tim Santens (rank 19, 1st prize), Martin Drees (rank 84, 1st prize), Sebastian Meyer (rank 93, 2nd prize) and Federica Bertolotti (rank 240th 3rd prize) also achieved outstanding positions in the individual ranking. The University of Bonn was followed by the National Research University HSE in Moscow and the University of Cambridge on subsequent places.

This success is no coincidence: in recent years, most students of the Bonn team had already represented Germany at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) for high-school students. Due to Bonn's outstanding reputation, many young talents begin their math studies here. The team was supported by the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics (HCM).

As reported earlier in our social media channels, we promoted two more teams that participated in the European Mathematical Olympiad for Girls (EGMO) and the Vojtěch Jarník International Mathematical Competition (VJIMC).