About the olympiad
The International Mendeleev Chemistry Olympiad is a major international competition for students in chemistry. It started in the USSR as the All-Union Olympiad in Chemistry in 1967.
Now more than 30 countries participate in IMChO. An international jury of leading chemical scientists around the world make up the tasks for the Olympiad. The main working languages of IMChO are Russian and English.
In 2021 the 55th International Mendeleev Chemistry Olympiad will be conducted virtually. It will consist of two theoretical tours.
Only one team of students from each country can participate. Team leaders who have already participated in the IMChO will receive an invitation by email. Newly participating countries need to form a team of 4 students and 1 teacher and contact the Executive Secretary of the Organizing Committee of IMChO-55.