From 8 to 12 November, University of Tartu will be hosting the international mathematics competition Baltic Way, in which teams from 11 countries are taking part. Every country is represented by a team of five high school students. This is a competition where in addition to mathematics competence and creativity, teamwork skills will also be tested - in 4.5 hours each team must solve 20 problems from different fields of mathematics.
The competition is organized by The Gifted and Talented Development Centre (Teaduskool) in collaboration with Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science and The Estonian Mathematical Society.
The final results will be announced at the final ceremony on 11 November at 5 p.m. in the Science Centre AHHAA.
The competition is sponsored by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, Skype Technologies S.A., Webmedia Group, Cybernetica, Kalev, the Cultural Endowment of Tartu and many others.
The mathematics competition Baltic Way was initiated by the three Baltic Countries in 1990, the name picked to commemorate the 1989 Baltic Way (Baltic Chain). Nowadays the 23-year-old competition has been joined by other Baltic Sea countries: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Poland, Denmark and a team from St. Petersburg representing The Russian Federation. The farthest competitors will be arriving to Tartu from Iceland. Estonia will be hosting the Baltic Way competition for the 4th time; Tartu has also been the host city on all the previous occasions (1991, 1994, and 2002).