Press release

From February 16 to 23, 2022, the XVIII International Zhautykov Olympiad in Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science was held in Almaty on the basis of the National School of physics and mathematics. The unique feature of the Olympiad lies in the fact that traditionally the competition is held in three subjects at once among specialized schools of Physics and Mathematics.

This year, a record number of participants have taken part in the traditional Olympiad ‒ about 1,200 students, 146 teams from 21 countries, including Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Indonesia, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Norway, India, Turkey, and Vietnam.

The XVIII International Zhautykov Olympiad is held as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the “National School of Physics and Mathematics” with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The sponsors of the Olympiad are Lancaster group, Fizmat Endowment Fund, and Nurlan Kapparov Foundation.

According to the results of the Olympiad , an individual rating was derived (, as well as the rating of the strongest teams of specialized schools ( ). This year, the winners of the Olympiad are awarded educational grants from Kazakhstani universities, in particular grants from Astana IT University and KBTU. KBTU allocates grants to holders of gold, silver and bronze medals of the XVIII IZhO in all sections from Kazakhstan and from other countries who are students of the final (11-12) grades of the school. Astana IT University allocates educational grants to the holders of gold, silver and bronze medals of the XVIII IZhO in computer science from Kazakhstan, as well as gold medalists in computer science from other countries as well.

Following the results of the Olympiad, special prizes named after Nurlan Kapparov, Adlet Imambekov and Ilya Segalovich were also awarded. The Nurlan  Kapparov Prize was awarded to the absolute champion of the IZhO-2022 in mathematics, a member of the Ukrainian team, a student of Kharkiv Junior Karazin University — Igor Pylaiev. The Adlet Imambekov Prize was awarded to Vadim Erin, the absolute champion of the IZhO-2022 in physics, a member of the Russian team, a student of the P.L. Kapitsa Physics Lyceum in Dolgoprudny, and the Ilya Segalovich Prize went to Vsevolod Nagibin, the absolute champion of the IZhO in computer science, a member of the Russian team, a student of the Gornostay OC, Novosibirsk.

The purpose of the Olympiad is to spread interest in sciences as  Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science among students, develop international cooperation, establish friendly relations between specialized schools of different countries, exchange experience in organizing and conducting Olympiads, as well as demonstrate the level of education and culture of Kazakhstan.

The closing ceremony and summary of the Olympiad took place on February 23, 2022 at 17.00 on the RFMSH Youtube channel.


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