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Australian students successful in International Olympiad in Informatics

Australia’s brightest informatics students have competed at the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), held 28 August to 4 September 2023 in Szeged, Hungary. “Informatics” is competitive computer programming – using mathematics and coding to solve problems. The IOI is the highest-level pre-tertiary competition of its sort in the world, with 87 countries and 350 students

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Australian maths team success in Japan

Six of Australia’s top mathematics students have participated in the 64th annual International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Japan. The team was awarded five medals and an honourable mention, helping Australia rank 23rd out of the 112 countries that took part in this year’s competition.  Australia’s sustained excellence on this international stage continues with Australian teams

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Australia’s newest International Science Olympiad competitors revealed

  Australia’s newest batch of Olympiad stars will be announced on Monday 19 June at Australian Parliament House – and every one of them is still in high school. Minister for Industry and Science, the Hon Ed Husic MP, will reveal the names of 31 of the nation’s brightest young scientists and mathematicians who are

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UNSW and AMT partner to support student engagement in computer science

The Australian Maths Trust (AMT) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have signed a partnership agreement that will support the continued growth and development of student engagement with computer science in Australia.   As part of the agreement, AMT’s Informatics (Computer Science) Olympiad selection school and training programs will be hosted at the

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Australian team ranks Third for second year in a row at 2023 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad

The Australian team that competed in the 2023 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) has ranked third out of 55 participating countries. It is the second consecutive year that the Australian team has ranked third overall in the competition. Individually, the Australian team of four received three Gold Medals and one Silver Medal. One team member,

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Australian team to head to Slovenia for 2023 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad

The 2023 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) Australian team was announced today, with four female high school students heading to Slovenia to compete from 13-19 April 2023. “We’re thrilled to reveal that three of the students who last year saw our Australian team place third overall at EGMO, will be competing again in what really

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Tripartisan perspective on mathematical workforce

This is a joint submission representing the shared perspectives of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT), the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) and the Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT) on the importance of sustained measures to nurture and grow a quantitatively literate workforce in Australia. Click here to download the article

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Australian students rank highly in International Olympiad in Informatics

Australia’s brightest informatics students have finished competing at the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), held 7-15 August 2022. The IOI program, which sees the Australian students taking part supported by the not-for-profit Australian Maths Trust, resulted in all team members being awarded silver medals and ranking highly amongst a pool of 346 of the best

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Australian team ranks in top third in the world at International Maths Olympiad in Norway

Six of Australia’s brightest mathematics students have this week participated in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Norway, where their results have just seen Australia rank 29th out of the 104 countries that took part, achieving five medals and an Honourable Mention for their efforts. The six students from schools in NSW and Victoria, ranging

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Optiver extends its sponsorship of the Australian Maths Trust Olympiad programs

The Australian Maths Trust (AMT) is excited to announce that Optiver has extended its sponsorship of the AMT Olympiad programs for a further four years to 2025. “We are pleased to announce that our partnership with Optiver, our national sponsor of the Australian Informatics and Mathematical Olympiad programs, will continue to 2025,” said Nathan Ford,

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Australian Maths Trust announces Belinda Robinson as new Chair

At their recent Annual General Meeting, the Members of the Trustee for the Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT) approved the appointment of the new Board Chair, Belinda Robinson FAICD FRSN, who will start her appointment on 1 July 2022. This is a significant move for the Trust, with Ms Robinson being the first female Chair

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In memory of the Trust’s inaugural Chair and former UC Vice Chancellor Don Aitkin

Don Aitkin, an academic and writer who led a transformation at the University of Canberra and contributed to organisations including the Australian Maths Trust, has passed away at the age of 84. Donald Alexander Aitkin, born in 1937, became a professor of politics at Macquarie University in 1971 after completing a PhD at the Australian

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Australian team achieves gold medal sweep, Australia ranks third in the 2022 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad

Four Australian high school students have competed in the 2022 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO), the premier international mathematics competition for young women.  The Australian team placed third overall, with each contestant achieving a gold medal for their efforts. Gold medals were only awarded to those who scored 29 or more. Of 222 contestants, only 23

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Australian team announced for 2022 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad

From 6–12 April 2022, four Australian high school students will be competing in the 2022 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO), an international mathematics competition for young women. This is the fifth year that Australia will be represented. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs5ZcpyqxgE The Australian EGMO team was announced in a virtual announcement on Sunday, 20 February 2022. The four

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