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.”
- The Bernoulli Society
- CIMPA (International Centre for Pure and Applied Mathematics)
- The Federal Ministry of Education and Research
- The German Academic Exchange Service
- The International Mathematical Union
- Tenger Insurance
- The National University of Mongolia
- Mongolian Agricultural Commodity Exchange
- Mongolian University of Science and Technology