Young Hungarians Win Many Medals at International Junior Science Olympiad

  • 12 Dec 2023 8:39 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Young Hungarians Win Many Medals at International Junior Science Olympiad
The Hungarian team won one gold and five silver medals at the 20th International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) held for under-16s in Bangkok, Thailand, between December 1 and 10, the organisers said.

Artúr Bíró, a 10th-grade student of the Apáczai Csere János Secondary School in Budapest, won gold, and the other members of the team, Luca Nagy and Balázs Ábel Bauer of the Révai Miklós Secondary School in Győr, Tamás István Bense and Zoltán László Szepesi of the Eötvös József Secondary School in Budapest, and János Dániel Simon of Apáczai have won silver medals.

The students were prepared by teachers of Apáczai, Attila Gyertyán, Bence Varga, Attila Villányi and Ádám Papp.

The Hungarian team ranked 7th in the competition, tied with Australia. The competition drew 304 students from 54 countries this year.

The International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) is an annual individual and team competition in the Natural Sciences for students who are under sixteen years old on 31st December of the competition year. IJSO has been established in recognition of the significance of the Natural Sciences in the general education of young people and in all aspects of their lives. It is a purely educational event.

To promote and reward the pursuit of excellence in scientific endeavor.
To challenge, stimulate and encourage gifted students to further develop their talents in Natural Sciences.
To create friendship and relationships among students around the world from an early age.
IJSO Objectives
 To stimulate the active interest of students in the Natural Sciences.
 To promote their careers as scientists.
 To enhance and develop international contacts in the Natural Sciences.
 To promote future scientific collaboration.
 To encourage the formation of friendships within the scientific community.
 To offer the opportunity to compare the syllabi and educational trends in science education within the participating countries.

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