Mathematical problems occupy a special place in cryptography. It is well-known that mathematical ideas and
results often serve as a stimulus for creation of modern cryptographic systems. Here one can mention
public-key cryptography, algebraic foundations of many symmetric ciphers, applications of cryptographic
functions, etc. It is worth mentioning that language of cryptography is rather mathematical.
NSUCRYPTO is the unique cryptographic Olympiad containing scientific mathematical problems for professionals, school and university students from any country. Its aim is to involve young researchers in solving curious and
tough scientific problems of modern cryptography. From the very beginning, the concept of the Olympiad was
to focus on solving olympic tasks but on including unsolved research problems at the intersection of
mathematics and cryptography. There were more than 1300 participants from 38 countries in the first four Olympiads NSUCRYPTO (2014 - 2017)!
We invite you to participate!
Please read participation outline
and then register
on our website.
Problems of the previous Olympiads 2014-2017 with solutions can be found in archive
As well as the list of winners and some photos of past competitions.
Information about organizers
and important dates
of the Olympiad is also available.
The First round of the Olympiad will start on October 14, 2018 at 16:00 (UTC +7).
The Second round of the Olympiad will take place during one week, October 15 – October 22, 2018.