International Organizing Committee

Country Name Local Website IMO since to end of
Australia Kathryn Zealand 2013 2018
Austria Ulrike Regner 2012 2017
Belarus Igor Timoshchenko 2012 2017
Brazil Márcio Martino 2012 2017
Bulgaria Assen Kyuldjiev
China Xuewei Cao 2012 2017
Chinese Taipei Yung-Yuan Hsu 2015 2020
Croatia Kreso Zadro
Czech Republic Stanislav Panos 2012 2017
France Nicolas Chevalier
Georgia George Laskhishvili 2012 2017
Germany Rainer Reichle 2012 2017
Hungary Mihály Hömöstrei 2012 2017?
Indonesia Jong Tan
Iran Dina Izadi 2012 2017
Korea Hong Jung 2012/2014 2017
Macao Iat-Neng Chan 2015 2020
Netherlands Hans Jordens
New Zealand Gavin Jennings 2012 2017?
Nigeria Kingsley Imade 2014 2019?
Poland Leszek Gladczuk 2012 2017
Romania Sandu Golcea 2015 2020
Russia Valentin Lobyshev 2012 2017
Serbia Aleksandra Dimić
Singapore Theresa Thor 2015 2020
Slovakia Frantisek Kundracik 2012 2017
Slovenia Rok Capuder
Sweden Kim Freimann 2014 2019?
Switzerland Samuel Byland 2012 2017?
Thailand Prapun Manyum 2012 2017
Turkey Jeyhun Jabarov
Ukraine Valery Koleboshyn 2015 2020
United Kingdom John Balcombe 2012 2017
United States of America Jay Jennings

About IMOs: An IYPT Member Organization is a legal entity which is officially recognized by the IYPT to represent the IYPT-related interests of a country. In particular, IMOs determine the team and the IOC representative for their country at their discretion. For the selection of the team, an IMO has to setup an appropriate selection procedure which gives all interested students from the respective country a fair chance to compete for a seat in the country’s team.

IMOs gain their status by vote of the IOC, after a motion of the IMO candidate. If the country in question already has an IOC representative, said representative must approve this motion. Applications for IMO status can only be made by someone who has previously participated in an IYPT either as an observer, team member, team leader, or juror. This condition is fulfilled even if the person in question represented a different country at that time.

An IMO loses its right to send an IOC representative after not sending a team to the IYPT in two subsequent years. Furthermore, in this case other organizations of the country in question may apply for IMO status.

After applying for IMO status, an IMO candidate may nominate a team for the IYPT until the IOC decides about their application at the following IOC meeting.

IMO status is usually granted for a period of 5 years.