## Is there an impact of mathematical competitions on the development of mathematical research? The Romanian experience

#### Authors

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VASILE BERINDE^{ *,1},
RADU GOLOGAN^{ 1}

#### Affiliation

^{1}Societatea de Ştiinţe Matematice din România

We give some arguments in favor of the important impact given by the Romanian Mathematical Competitions during the more than 110 years of existence, to the Romanian mathematical research. A particular attention is given to the International Mathematical Olympiads invented by the Romanian Mathematical Society in 1959. The present paper is a written version of the talk given by the second author at the 7th Congress of the World Federation for International Mathematical Competitions held in Barranquilla, Colombia, in July 2014.

###### Keywords

Mathematical competitions, High school students, IMO, Research in mathematics, Romanian Mathematical

###### Pages

214-217

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