In less than a month, from 12 to 14 November this year, the International Student Mathematical Teams Competition (ISTCiM 2021) will be held at our Faculty. The competition is addressed to every student at any stage of studies (undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate), interested in mathematics. Its aims include fostering friendly relations between university students from different countries, as well as promoting collaboration and the development of interpersonal skills in solving mathematical problems. The competition problems will vary in difficulty, but do not be discouraged even if you cannot solve any of them. The most important goal of the competition is to maintain a keen interest in mathematics alive, which comes from solving unusual, often very interesting and surprising challenges.
Due to possible epidemic restrictions, it will also be possible to participate in the competition online (although only in the team part). We hope that this will allow many more applicants to participate than in previous editions. Last year’s competition was attended by students from Wrocław, Poznań, Kraków, Toruń and Gdańsk, as well as Russia, Romania, Ukraine and Turkmenistan! It is therefore a great opportunity to represent our Institute on the international forum.
We invite any student at any stage of study (undergraduate, graduate and even postgraduate up to the third year) interested in mathematics to form or join a team. Teams of a maximum of five competitors can take part in the competition. Team members do not have to be from the same university or country. To register a team, please complete the application form at http://istcim.math.us.edu.pl/index.php?p=211.
The competition is international, so the official language used is English. However, do not be discouraged if you do not speak English fluently (or not at all). You only need one fluent English speaker in your team to translate first the problems and then the solutions. Discussions within the team can be held in any language you wish.
You can read more about the competition in the rules at http://istcim.math.us.edu.pl/index.php?p=201.