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The Dutch Mathematics Olympiad (`Nederlandse Wiskunde Olympiade' = NWO) is an annual mathematics competition for high school students. The NWO is not only aimed at the ``top-of-the-class'', but at every student who feels challenged by a problem that involves unusual, entertaining, and not-every-school-day mathematics.

The Dutch Mathematics Olympiad has been organized since 1962 and is the oldest Dutch school olympiad. Since 1969, The Netherlands also participates in the International Mathematics Olympiad. In 1979 the NWO School Prize was established.

The NWO takes place in two rounds:

  1. The first round, which is held at the high schools, serves as selection round for the second round. The top-100 participants from this first round are invited to participate in the second round.

  2. The second round is held at the beginning of the school year at one location in The Netherlands. The very best from the second round receive additional training before participating in the International Mathematics Olympiad.

Problems and solutions

NWO problems and solutions are available in Dutch only.

NWO Foundation

The NWO Foundation (`Stichting Nederlandse Wiskunde Olympiade') is responsible for the annual organization of NWO.

Contact persons:

Mrs. M. Steentjes
Secretary of the Stichting Nederlandse Wiskunde Olympiade (as of 1-Jan-2004)
Postbus 1034
Tel.: +31 - 26 - 352 1332
E-mail: Melanie.Steentjes@cito.nl
Jan Donkers
Faculty of Mathematics and Computing Science
PO Box 513
The Netherlands
Tel.: +31 - 40 - 247 2738
E-mail: jand@win.tue.nl

Remarks and questions concerning this page are welcome: nwo@win.tue.nl

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