50th IChO 2018

50th International
Chemistry Olympiad

SLovakia & Czech Republic
July 19—29, 2018

About The organizers

Slovakia

An inland country in Central Europe, 5.5 million inhabitants. Not to be confused with Slovenia much further to the south. Independent since peaceful dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1993. Member of European Union since 2004 and using Euro as currency since 2009.

Bratislava

The capital of Slovakia has a very special location. It lies on the border with Austria, only an hour-long drive to Vienna. Only 20 km away, the two countries meet Hungary. Many people in the villages in this region speak all three languages daily, just as in the past times of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Bratislava is often dubbed „The Beauty on Danube“, the river is a very central element of the city. The Old Town offers monuments, old narrow streets, and the city’s landmark, the Bratislava Castle. At the same time, the city is very lively, young people from all over the country come here for education and work. Great food, drinks and nightlife are taken for granted.

Czech Republic

10.4 MILLION INHABITANTS, HISTORICAL CITIES, wONDERFUL CASTLES AND CHATEAUX, PRISTINE COUNTRYSIDE AND LEGENDARY CUISINE – THAT’S THE CZECH REPUBLIC.

Prague

City of a Hundred Spires and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Home to over a million people, 5 public universities and countless theaters, galleries, cinemas, and pubs. It is also the sixth safest city in the world. Each of Prague’s districts has its own characteristic atmosphere and unique charm. Prague presents itself to you as a changeable city which likes to alternate styles: it is romantic and successful, ancient and modern, but above all it is a city that is cosmopolitan through and through, used to welcoming visitors.
Did you know?

  • Prague was the last major city in the world to give up using a pneumatic postal system, installed in 1889. The system had 26 lines covering some 55 kilometers.
  • Founded by King Charles IV in 1348, Charles University in Prague is one of the oldest universities in the world and the oldest university in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • It was in Prague that Pluto was taken down a peg. The general assembly of the International Astronomical Union, which gathered Aug. 14–25, 2006 in the Czech capital, voted to redefine Pluto as a “dwarf planet”.