Dec 12, 2019 / 21:55

Hanoi students win three gold medals at 16th IJSO

The Hanoitimes - Three gold medal winners are all 10th-grade students of Hanoi Amsterdam High School for the Gifted.

Hanoi students representing Vietnam bagged three gold medals at the 16th International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO 2019) that ended on December 12 in Doha, Qatar, according to the municipal Department of Education and Training.

Three gold medal winners are Dam Gia Bao, Nguyen Tri Duc and Cao Thuy An, all 10th-grade students of Hanoi Amsterdam High School for the Gifted.

 Vietnamese students win three gold medals and three silver medals at the 16th IJSO. Photo: infonet

Besides, other Vietnamese students who won three silver medals at were Dang Minh Trung and Nguyen Hoang Trung, 10th-grade students of Hanoi Amsterdam High School for the Gifted, and Nguyen Dinh Hieu, 10th-grade student of Hanoi’s Nguyen Hue High School.

This is the 9th year the Hanoi Department of Education and Training was assigned by the Ministry of Education and Training and the municipal People's Committee to select and set up a national team representing the country at the IJSO.

The prestigious IJSO exam is an annual individual and team competition in natural sciences for students who are under sixteen.

The 16th IJSO was co-organized by Qatar’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education and Qatar University from December 2 to 12, under the slogan ‘Inspiring Today’s Young Generation for the Skills of Tomorrow’.

A total of 326 students aged 15 years and younger, from more than 50 countries around the world, have met during the 16th IJSO to test their knowledge and skills in physics, biology and chemistry. They took part in three tests including a multiple-choice, theoretical and practical tests.

Every year, the contest is held in a different country with the purpose of creating a competition of knowledge, encouraging students to approach practical scientific knowledge around the world. The first IJSO was held in 2004 in Jakarta, Indonesia.