Azerbaijani schoolchildren won two bronze medals in the 56th International Mathematical Olympiad held in Chiang Mai, the Kingdom of Thailand on July 4-16.

Muhammad Shirinov and Farid Hasanli - members of Azerbaijani team won a bronze medal in the Olympiad. The incentive prizes were presented to Mirali Ahmadli, Tahir Nadirov, Anar Huseynov and Farman Dumanov.
The Ministry of Education pays special attention to the selection and development of talented students. Thus, the Olympiad Centers were opened in lyceums and gymnasiums, directly subordinated to the Ministry. The Olympiad Centers operate in order to prepare schoolchildren with special talents for national and international Olympiads. As well as, the entrance examinations of VI, VII, VIII grade students for these academic institutions were conducted in a centralized manner. The main purpose of the conduction of these examinations is to identify talented students and to provide them with a quality education on the basis of the different programs.
Since this year, many innovations have been applied to the process of conducting the Republican Subject Olympiads. So, unlike previous years, Olympiad questions were not applied openly, but were presented in test format at the initial stage in order to ensure transparency and fair evaluation. In addition, for the first time, the champion was determined on the nomination "The winner of the winners" among the participants in each subject.