The Taiwan team, trained by professors of NTNU, had a good showing at the International Earth Science Olympiad hosted in Japan from 20 to 27 August. A total of 26 countries and 100 participants are in this game. The Taiwan team got o four gold and ranked number 1 in the world. Huang Chia Kuan from Taipei Fuhsing Private School personally has the highest ranking, and other three students also ranked within the top 5. Since the beginning of this competition, which was in 2007, Taiwan has stayed top 1 for the 10th consecutive year with 29 gold and 11 silver.