Students from the China-France Mathematics Talents Class have been admitted to the Mathematics Department of École Normale Supérieure de Paris for two consecutive years.

    Wang Jianxin, a student of both the School of the Gifted Young (SGY) and the China-France Mathematics Talent Class (CFMTC), is admitted to the Mathematics Department of École Normale Supérieure de Paris (ENS, Ulm), becoming one of only four students admitted to this ENS program globally this year. Two other CFMTC students are placed on the ENS waiting list. Moreover, three CFMTC students are admitted to École Polytechnique this year. 

Wang Jianxin at Guo Moruo Square, USTC.


    The CFMTC Talent Class aims to learn from the long tradition of the French mathematics talent cultivation, and closely integrates the curriculum with the teaching methods of leading French mathematics programs. CFMTC is committed to cultivating young mathematical talents with active academic thinking, potential for development, and international vision.

    Since its founding in 2019, CFMTC has achieved phased results in student advancement. Three students have been admitted to ENS, seven students to the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, and four students applied successfully to the graduate programs at the University of Toulouse, the University of Bordeaux, and the University of Côte d'Azur. According to the agreement between USTC, the Foundation Sciences Mathematics of Paris (FSMP) and the Foundation Mathematics Jacques Hadamard (FMJH), each year nine CFMTC graduates receive joint support from both China and France to continue their studies in the world-renowned French mathematical programs.

    The CFMTC Class is hosted by the USTC China-France Mathematics Center (CFMC), an international cooperation platform that aims to deepen academic exchanges, scientific research cooperation, and talent cultivation.


A group photo of the teacher and students of CFMTC of 2020.

    Known as the "Cradle of Fields Medalists", ENS is renowned for its mathematics program.  Notable alumni of ENS include 12 Fields medalists, 12 Nobel Prize laureates, 5 Wolf Prize winners and 2 French Presidents. Legendary mathematicians such as A. Weil, E. Cartan and H. Cartan graduated from ENS. The School of Bourbaki originated from ENS. Each year, ENS holds a fiercely competitive international selection process that consists of strict qualification reviews, written exams and interviews.


(Written by Xu Yue, photographed by Li Chaoqun, based on information from CFMC)