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Taiwan wins the world number one place at the 10th International Earth Science Olympiad, held in Japan, August 20–27

Taiwan wins the world number one place at the 10th International Earth Science Olympiad, held in Japan, August 20–27
The 10th International Earth Science Olympiad was held August 20–27, 2016 at Tsu Shi in Mie ken, Japan, and after fierce competition between 100 top players from 26 countries, the Taiwan team won the world’s number one position. The closing and award ceremony of the competition was held on the morning of 27 August local time, and four players from Taiwan: Chen Yun-Chung, Hsu Yu-Lun, Liu Ruo-Yu, and Huang Jia-Guan all won a gold medal. This makes Taiwan global champion for a record tenth time. They were very excited and held the flag of Taiwan proudly during the award ceremony. The President, Vice-President, and Minister of Education all immediately sent their personal congratulations.

The selection was divided into four stages: preliminary rounds, rematches, a training camp, and then a final round, and every stage had many excellent students competing to be selected to represent their country. The selected delegation was trained by a team led by Professor Chang Chun-Yen from NTNU.
Professor Lin Pay-Liam led the delegation of 14 people to Japan to take part in the competition, players and leader work together and stay in the best status during the competition and won the game in the end.
After the Earth Science Olympiad, they visited some of the famous sites of Kyoto and Osaka, and also went to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Osaka where they were hosted by Cheng Ching-Sheng, the vice-director. He also warmly congratulated them and thanked them for coming and sharing their honor and joy. He expressed his hope that all the players will keep working hard and continue their excellent performance in the future.

The Ministry of Education has put in place the Regulations Governing Academic Advancement Incentives for Students with Great Performance in International Mathematics or Science Olympiads and International Science Fairs to reward excellent students like these, and the students who won a bronze, silver or gold medal at this Earth Science Olympiad qualify to be admitted or recommended to a department of earth science in a university and to receive a scholarship.

Photo: The Taiwan team delegation at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Osaka.