SAMBa co-Director Andreas Kyprianou helped organise a recent summer school in Mongolia.

This was the first large international mathematical meeting held in Mongolia since the fall of communism in 1990. It marks the beginning of a new era of Mongolian mathematics in light of recent social and economic development.

Over 100 students, academics and industrialists from around the world attended a series of lectures, courses and seminars delivered by world-leading researchers.

The British, French and German Ambassadors to Mongolia attended the opening ceremony. The president of the University joined them and they enjoyed a display of traditional throat singing.

Other cultural events included a weekend in the steppe, where participants built and slept in a 'ger', a round nomadic tent.

Andreas said: “After two years of planning and fundraising, the school has far exceeded all expectations.

"The vibrant atmosphere was phenomenal and I am convinced that the impact will be felt for many years to come.

"Having been a frequent visitor to Mongolia for nearly 20 years, this event has meant a great deal to me personally, and it has been a true privilege to get to know my mathematical colleagues there.”