International Organizing Committee

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

in bold: These organizations have been officially recognized by IYPT as the member organization for the respective country, according to Article 7.1 of the IYPT's Statutes.

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.