Science education in Shanghai has been a top priority, as for several years, the city has been achieving high rankings in the academic ability survey 'Pisa' done by OECD organisation.
Chinese Physics Olympics is one of the largest academic achievement contests in the world. Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, the organisers of the ceremony conducted a contest. In the final round of this prestigious contest, Casio's scientific calculator was adopted as the official model.
Talking about the scientific calculator, Xiao-Lin Chen, a professor of Physics at the Peking University said, "As physics is the theme of the contest, first of all, I want students to become fonder of physics and for the future. Our aim is to grow the spirit of physics to develop the ability to discover problems in the world and solve them by knowledge of physics."
Scientific calculator has a stable market and is being used by many students.
"Casio has been developing its global sales activity in the world. Casio China has a partnership with prestigious 'Physics Contest' and 'Science Olympics'. In this year's physics contest participants, including 9,20,000 students, came from high school level and has now become one of the largest world contests. Casio continues to make efforts to contribute to further improving Chinese academic ability through physics and science contests," said Yoichi Iwamaru, Vice President of Casio China.
During the award ceremony at the end of the tournament, selected students were invited and medals and certificates were given to participants in recognition of their success and performance.
80 per cent of the top 50 participating students in the physics contest tend to enter elite universities. This is a very important step for their career as the success in this competition will guarantee them a promising future.
Development of education has a major role in creating a better society and Japan's company's support for the global educational project is making it a great success.
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