[ jakartapost ]
DEPOK: Director General of Higher Education Fasli Jalal will open the inaugural Olympics of Science at the University of Indonesia (UI) on Monday.
About 3,000 students from 38 state and 21 private universities across the country will sit elimination tests held simultaneously in 31 provinces to narrow down a shorlist of 250 competitors.
The finalists will gather at UI on Dec. 5-9 to compete for the top honor. Sponsored by state oil company Pertamina, the event offers Rp 135 million worth of scholarships to the winners.
The national competition is restricted to physics, mathematics and chemistry students who have never participated in international Olympic events. -- JP