St. Petersburg became the undisputed world champion Programming

SAINT-PETERSBURG, July 3. / Correspondent. ITAR-TASS Maxim Nychyporenko /. The team of the St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics / ITMO / the fifth time was the winner of the FIFA World Collegiate Programming student ICPC, which ended today in St. Petersburg. 

Team IFMO become the undisputed champion of the world championship. "Gold" team won the championship of the National Taiwan University, the University of Tokyo and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

"The composition of the team varies from year to year, and the result is consistently high, it shows a good school program — said the rector ITMO Vladimir Vasiliev in an interview with Trend. ITAR-TASS. — We’re starting to work with students, visit the summer and winter schools, we select the best. " Vasilyev said the key to success is also a special program in which trained students of the university. He recalled that Russia is involved in these competitions only since 1995, and not since 1977 — the year of the base championship. Therefore, such high results in such a short period of time, he said, deserve special attention.

Vasilyev said that this season in the championship was attended by a total of 10,000 thousand teams from 3 universities in the world finals were the most talented of them. "It’s really a great victory," — said the rector ITMO. Compete with programmers Petersburg university, he said, can only command Stanford University and Shanghai, who became champions three times.

Students of the winners will receive medals, prizes and the opportunity to meet and share their experiences with the world’s largest IT companies, such as Google, Intel, Facebook. "Of course, they are trying to take our students to themselves, but in recent years they fail," — said Vasilyev.

ICPC / International Collegiate Programming Contest / — the most famous championship for programmers. It is held the International Association for Computing Machinery in 1977.

In the final competition was attended by 120 teams from 36 countries, including 15 Russian. Petersburg was presented to the teams of the St. Petersburg State University, ITMO and St. Petersburg Academic University — Research and Education Center for Nanotechnology Sciences. Participants in the qualifying stages of the World Cup this season were almost 30,000 students from leading universities in 2300 90 countries.

Russian universities are involved in the championship ICPC since 1993. Students from Russia seven times champion of the world, and six times the winning team from St. Petersburg. It ITMO supported by the Committee on Science and Higher Education of St. Petersburg and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation is the organizer of the competition with the Russian side.

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