16 - 18 November 2018
This year we will return to Asia for the WRO international final. From 16 to 18 November, selected teams from all over the world will travel to Chiang Mai in the northern part of Thailand. The WRO 2018 International Final is organized by Gammaco, in cooperation with several ministries and other organizations.
This year's WRO theme is Food Matters, it focusses on the way we grow, share and consume food.
The games and rules and FAQ for this season can be found on this website. Later this year a special WRO2018 event website will be launched with all the information about the international final.
Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Southeast Asia. The official language of Thailand is Thai, it is written in the Thai alphabet.
Education in Thailand is provided by a well-organized school system. Education is compulsory for children up to age 15 and free to age 17. The focus on education has driven the literacy rate for younger people to 98% (2015).
The elephant is Thailand's national symbol. Domesticated elephants have played a great role in Thailand in the past. Unfortunately, they also have been hunted by poachers.
Thailand is one of the world’s largest producers of rice, with Thai Jasmine Rice being the most famous. Thai cuisine has become famous worldwide with its use of fresh herbs and spices. It blends the five fundamental tastes: sweet, spicy, sour, bitter, and salty to a colourful and tasteful mix.
Thailand's climate is influenced by monsoon winds that have a seasonal character (the southwest and northeast monsoon). The northeast monsoon, starting from October until February brings colder and dryer air from China over most of Thailand.
Thailand's attractions include diving, sandy beaches, hundreds of tropical islands, nightlife, archaeological sites, museums, hill tribes, flora and bird life, palaces, Buddhist temples and several World Heritage sites.