Russian students won the championship on programming

Students of the St. Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics in Warsaw on Thursday became the winners of the 36th batch  World championship on computer programming.

Prizes were also students of the Moscow Physical-Technical Institute and Moscow State University (MSU), reports ITAR-TASS.

The international team championship on programming — the oldest and most prestigious competition for students of computer scientists in the world. This year’s competition was attended by 112 teams from 85 countries, among which 13 teams of Russian universities. During the final stage of the championship, which lasted for five hours, they had to decide on the rate of 11 targets using only one computer per group of three people.

Prior to the start of the match the job held in the strictest confidence and are quite unpredictable, as each time the organizers come up with something new. This year, participants were asked to move to the 100 years in the future and develop a system of communication between the ever-moving asteroids, and in our time bring their tourists on a tour so that the one who took the first out of the hotel, do not go back to my hotel last.

Three participants from St. Petersburg was able to solve complex tasks 9 in the minimum amount of time. They went to 112 teams from 85 countries. The award — not only prizes, but also offer job in any regional office of the famous at IBM.

Vladimir Vasilyev, rector ITMO: "Clearly this is an extremely prestigious competition among programmers in the field of information and communication technologies. And already participated in the final — a lot, especially this victory. To be clear, what is the result: it is the only university which was four-time champion of the world. "

In recent years, the team of Russian universities are among the favorites for the championship. At the end of 2011 the fourth, fifth and sixth places were taken by the St. Petersburg State University, Nizhny Novgorod State University and Saratov State University. In 2010, the MSU team won second place. Over the past 10 years, the Russian students become champions in 2009, 2008, 2006 and 2004.

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