The International Visegrad Fund is an international organization based in Bratislava founded by the governments of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries—the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Republic of Poland, and the Slovak Republic. The purpose of the fund is to facilitate and promote the development of closer cooperation among citizens and institutions in the region as well as between the V4 region and other countries, especially in the Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership regions. The fund operates several grant programs, and also awards individual scholarships, fellowships and artist residencies. Grant support is given to original projects namely in the areas of culture, science and research, youth exchanges, cross-border cooperation and tourism promotion, as well as in other priority areas defined in calls for proposals published on the fund’s website.
Visit their site at visegradfund.org
Jane Street is a quantitative trading firm active on more than 200 trading venues across 45 countries. As a liquidity provider and market maker, they help form the backbone of global markets. Their approach is rooted in technology and rigorous quantitative analysis, but their success is driven by their people.
With offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Amsterdam and Singapore, they come from many backgrounds and encourage travel between their larger and smaller offices to share perspectives. Some of their best ideas come from bumping into a visiting colleague at the office coffee bar.
They have internship and insight opportunities available for students at all stages in their University journey. They have opportunities available in Quantitative Trading, Software Engineering, Quantitative Research and other areas. These paid internships run for 10-12 weeks over the summer, and are an educational opportunity to solve problems, build systems and test theories.
Visit their site at janestreet.com
G-Research is the leading quantitative finance research firm. Their Quantitative Research team are some of world’s brightest minds. They are working on the fringes of the impossible, trying to beat the efficient market hypothesis with the full “big data” tool set build on the latest academic research into optimisation methods to find innovative solutions to the complexities that Markowitz ignored. They offer a “pure” research role where Researcher’s have the freedom to develop and test their ideas with real-world data in an environment that resembles academia.
Visit their site at gresearch.co.uk
Polish Children's Fund
Polish Children’s Fund’s mission is to support exceptionally gifted children and teenagers from all of Poland in order to enable them to fully develop their talents and scientific as well as artistic passions. The innovative, original aid programme conducted by the Fund for the last 33 years aims to support young people who cannot find opportunities to fully develop their potential in their local environment (both home and school). In helping them, they strive not only to create suitable conditions for broadening knowledge and enriching abilities but also to strengthen their motivation and to build in the conviction that their own development can and should serve the society at large.
Visit their site at fundusz.org
Trojsten is a civic association that organizes mathematics, physics and informatics events in Slovakia for elementary and secondary school students. It has supported scientifically gifted youth since 1985, which makes it one of the most experienced organisations of Slovakia in this field. One of its initiatives called KMS (Correspondent Mathematical Seminar) was highly successful among Czech and Slovak students. Moreover, it organises a well established international mathematical competition Náboj in Slovakia, the International Programming Competition ICPS and co-organises the International Mathematical Seminar iKS. Its involvement, popularity among youth and experience are big assets to the process of building international cooperation.
Visit their site at trojsten.sk
Joy of Thinking Foundation
The Joy of Thinking Foundation supports gifted Hungarian students in fully developing their talents, reaching their goals in life, and becoming useful members of society. It attains this goals via furthering students’ abilities in math camps, math circles, one-to-one sessions and small group activities. Among the biggest initiatives of the Foundation are: the weekend math camps (started by Lajos Pósa in 1988) and Math is Fun! Camps (abbreviated MaMuT in Hungarian) which started in 2004.
Visit their site at agondolkodasorome.hu
Charles University was Partner Organisation of Maths Beyond Limits 2016 organised as a youth exchange in Erasmus+ programme. It also organises manifold conferences, summer schools, camps and competitions for Czech youth such as: an international mathematics competition Náboj, physics team competition FYKOSí Fyziklání and Czech Linguistics Olympiad.
Visit their site at mff.cuni.cz
Canada/USA Mathcamp is an intensive 5-week-long summer program for mathematically talented high school students, designed to expose these students to the beauty of advanced mathematical ideas and to new ways of thinking. More than just a summer camp, Mathcamp is a vibrant community, made up of a wide variety of people who share a common love of learning and passion for mathematics. At Mathcamp, students can explore undergraduate and even graduate-level topics while building problem-solving skills that will help them in any field they choose to study.
Visit their site at mathcamp.org
Art of Problem Solving
Since 1993, Art of Problem Solving has helped hundreds of thousands of passionate students succeed in the classroom and beyond. They know that learning math means more than memorizing formulas or doing lots of simple calculations quickly. Students deserve teachers and peers who share their enthusiasm and a curriculum that helps them think critically and understand concepts on a deeper level. AoPS provides the opportunity to learn to solve problems by trying, failing, and ultimately succeeding. Among mathematical Olympiads participants, AoPS is most known for its Community, being an excellent source of inspiring problems.
Visit their site at artofproblemsolving.com
ADAMED SmartUP is a scientific and educational programme that aims to give you a chance to discover the fascinating world of both the physical and natural sciences. On their website you can draw inspiration from the best Polish and foreign lecturers. You will get advice on where to study in Poland and abroad and find out what a scientific career looks like. You can enroll to an exceptional science camp and compete for a scientific scholarship.
Visit their site at adamed.com.pl
Akademeia High School
Akademeia High School is a new international, academically-selective school in Warsaw, offering A-levels and GCSEs. Their school focuses on developing both students’ academic abilities and their artistic, athletic and leadership potential. The majority of their students are preparing to study at Oxbridge, Russell group, and Ivy League universities as well as acclaimed architecture, art and music schools. The school offers a substantial scholarship program with about 20% of students being scholars. They are both informed by tradition, as many teachers have experience of studying and teaching in the UK, and inspired by new developments in education, e.g. the Harkness Table method, interdisciplinary projects, blended learning, formative assessment. To support pastoral and academic work, they use their own diagnostic and development program and also offer school-designed academic enrichment courses to supplement GCSE/A-level learning. In September 2017, the school moved to a state-of-the-art, purpose-designed building with modern facilities for both students and teachers.
Visit their site at akademeia.edu.pl