About The International Mathematical Modeling Challenge

The purpose of the IM2C is to promote the teaching of mathematical modeling and applications at all educational levels for all students. It is based on the firm belief that students and teachers need to experience the power of mathematics to help better understand, analyze and solve real world problems outside of mathematics itself – and to do so in realistic contexts. The Challenge is being launched in the spirit of promoting educational change.

The IM2C is overseen by an international organising committee of the following people:

Solomon Garfunkel, COMAP, USA
Keng Cheng Ang, National Institute of Education, Singapore
Fengshan Bai, Tsinghua University, China
Alfred Cheung, NeoUnion ESC Organization, Hong Kong SAR
Frederick Leung, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Vladimir Dubrovsky, Moscow State University, Russia
Henk van der Kooij, Freudenthal Institute, the Netherlands
Zbigniew Marciniak, Warsaw University, Poland
Mogens Allan Niss, Roskilde University, Denmark
Ross Turner, Australian Council for Educational Research, Australia
Jie “Jed” Wang, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA

Initial funding for planning and organizational activities was provided by the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP), a not-for-profit company dedicated to the improvement of mathematics education and by NeoUnion ESC Organization in Hong Kong. Additional support was graciously provided by CSIAM and Tsinghua University.

Founding Sponsors:


The Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications