ICME-14 postponed to 2021


The 14th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-14), which was scheduled to be held from July 12 to 19 this year in Shanghai, will be postponed till next summer due to the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the latest decision made by the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) and the organizing committee of ICME-14, the event will be held from July 11 to 18 next year in Shanghai.

The event had been planned to be held in the Shanghai Convention and Exhibition Center of International Sourcing. As the venue is unavailable in summer next year, ICME-14 will be held atEast China Normal University’s Zhongbei Campusin Putuo District.

New venue of ICME-14

Hosted once every four years under the guidance of the ICMI, the ICME is the top-notch, largest international conference on mathematical education. ICME-14 is sponsored by ECNU and chaired by the university’s former president Prof. Wang Jianpan upon the entrustment of the Chinese Mathematical Society. This is also the first time for China to host the ICME. By April 1, 2020, the total number of registrants had reached 2,829, covering 108 countries and regions in the world. 

Logo of ICME-14

On April 16, the first preparatory working conference after the new decision was made was convened at ECNU. According to the conference, ICME-14 will include 500 academic activities and is expected to attract 3,400 attendees, with 70 percent coming from overseas.

Gu Lingyuan, founder of the well-known “Qinpu Mathematical Pedagogy” and chair professor of ECNU, will deliver a plenary lecture at the congress, turning himself the second Chinese plenary speaker at the ICME after Prof. Hua Luogeng, who spoke at ICME-4 41 years ago.

The 72 speakers at ICME-14 come from different parts of the world. During the congress, the mathematical education mode typical of Shanghai that has drawn world-wide attention and has been introduced into the basic education system of the UK, will also make its debut in the form of research groups, workshops, and discussions.

Source: International Communication Office

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Editor: Yu Wenxi


East China Normal University