Tuesday, March 28, 2017

UrFU kicks off Clash of Giants computer programming competition

Ural Federal University opened its annual Clash of the Giants computer programming competition on Wednesday, allowing Chinese student teams to compete for the first time in the history of the competition.

Five Chinese teams will face five Russian teams from Moscow State University, St. Petersburg State University, UrFU and MIPOT during the three day programming competition. The highest-scoring teams will have the opportunity to compete in the 17th annual Open Championship, a worldwide contest that will begin at UrFU on Friday.

"[Clash of the Giants] brought together representatives of the two great countries - China and Russia, which in the 21st century consistently win the title of world champions," UrFU First Rector Dmitry Bugrov said.

This is the first year UrFU will host the Open Championship, which is expected to gather 73 teams of computer programmers from across Russia, Lithuania, China and Poland.