International Mendeleev Chemistry Olympiad (IMChO) for schoolchildren occupies a unique
position in the system of high-level academic Olympiads. Every year teams of high school
students from 30 different countries participate. All participants are winners of their
National Chemistry Olympiads.
Over the past few years, the Moscow State University
Chemistry Faculty, the Andrey Melnichenko Foundation and other partners served as organizers
of the IMChO. The tasks for the participants of the Olympiad are created by an international
jury which includes leading scientists from all over the world.
In 2020, the Andrey
Melnichenko Foundation established a prize named after academician Valery Lunin in the
amount of $ 5,000, which is awarded to the top winner of the International Mendeleev