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Four Russian Universities among Top 10 Spots in ACM International Programming Contest

ACM Salutes International Students for Solving Tomorrow's Problems with Critical Computing Skills

At the finals of the 2014 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC), St. Petersburg State took first place, solving seven problems to win the contest on home soil in Ekaterinburg, Russia. The squad defeated Moscow State University, which also solved seven problems but took more time to reach solutions. In addition, St. Petersburg National Research University of IT, Mechanics and Optics, and National Research University Higher School of Economics, finished ninth and 10th respectively. The medal winners also included Peking University at third place and National Taiwan University in fourth place. The competition pits teams of three university students against nine complex, real-world problems and a demanding five-hour deadline. It showcases the analytical and coding skills of the contenders from 122 teams competing in the final round.

“The ACM-ICPC competition enables the next generation of computer scientists to demonstrate critical skills for solving complex, real-world problems brought about by the latest technology trends,” said ACM President-elect Alexander Wolf. “ACM supports this contest as part of our role in shaping the future of computing and helping computing students and professionals all over the world to be their most creative. We celebrate the achievements of all the participants in this year’s event.”

This international competition is organized by ACM, whose membership includes more than 100,000 computing educators, researchers, professionals, and students worldwide. Financial and systems support for ACM-ICPC is provided by IBM.

Full results are available here.

Read the ACM news release.