July 6 – July 14, 2022 the best world mathematicians will gather in St. Petersburg. The decision on the dates and venue of the Congress was announced April 15, 2019 at the first meeting of the organizing committee chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova.
The prestigious scientific event is held every four years and is traditionally opened by the head of state hosting the Congress.
An organizing committee has been created to coordinate the activities of the interested Russian Federation state authorities and organizations for the preparation and holding of International Congress of Mathematicians. Its co-chairs are Tatyana Golikova, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, and Arkady Dvorkovich, non-commercial organization "Foundation for Development of the Center for Elaboration and Commercialization of New Technologies". Mikhail Kotyukov, the Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation participated in the first meeting of the organizing. The Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation is responsible for organizational and technical support of the activities of the organizing committee.
“The ICM congress will be a strong incentive for the development and popularization of mathematics in the country, and increasing interest in this field of scientific knowledge among the general public. According to preliminary estimates, the International Congress of Mathematicians in St. Petersburg will gather more than 5,000 participants. Our important task is to ensure the participation of as many young researchers as possible. It is necessary to implement a large-scale preliminary preparation so that not only specialists but also public will know about the upcoming event,” said Mikhail Kotyukov, the Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.
General Assembly of the International Mathematical Union will be held beforehand in St. Petersburg on July 3-4, 2022 according to the general rules of International Mathematical Congresses. The year 2022 proposed to be declared in Russia the Year of Mathematics in honor of ICM-2022.