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Students from Tongji Repeated Excellence in China Post-Graduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling

By:News Center   Published:06/07/2018 
This year, 472 teams composing of 1,354 graduate students from Tongji University had participated in the 14th ‘HUAWEI Cup’ Post-Graduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling, altogether winning 3 First Prizes, 118 Second Prizes, 113 Third Prizes, and ranking first among all players. It marked Tongji’s First-Place triumph in the contest for three consecutive years.
The ‘Post-Graduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling’ is a core event of the ‘Post-graduate Innovation and Practice Series Competitions’ organized by the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center of the Ministry of Education (CDGDC), which is listed as one of the programs for innovation-oriented postgraduate education by the Ministry of Education. The topics of the contest were all real problems in the field of engineering and management, which were closely related to daily life and could be possibly solved using mathematical tools. This event has long enjoyed high prestige and influence among graduate students in Shanghai.

The contest has also traditionally been an event that receives active and high participation from students of Tongji University. Its initiation each year will soon galvanize them into lively information sharing and active teaming. There are always teachers and students engaging in heated discussion about related topics of the contest on Tongji campus during summer vacation.

Even after the competition, the enthusiasm and excitement students showed to the contest still remain unabated. Many of them went to meet WANG Yongzhi, the contest instructor from the School of Mathematical Sciences, to discuss with him some questions encountered during the contest. Touched deeply by the students, WANG said: ‘The best way that transforms passive learning to active learning is but practice. This event engaged students into real and practical problems, inspiring their spirit for exploration, innovation and teamwork, which was truly an ideal approach to personnel cultivation through practices.’