Thursday, August 17, 2017

UrFU mathematics students prepare to compete in World Programming Cup

A team of students from Ural Federal University prepare to compete in the World Programming Cup.[/caption]Ural Federal University mathematics students Olga Soboleva, Oleg Dolgorukov and Yegor Shchelkonogov have begun preparations to compete in the final round of the World Programming Cup, which will be held in St. Petersburg from June 30 to July 4.

The ACM-ICPC International Collegiate Programming Contest will be held in Russia for the first time ever. UrFU students expect their biggest competition to be student competitors from the St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics.

For the first time in the history of the competition, students from the Urals will be competing in the final rounds of the competition. Until now, Russian finalists have hailed exclusively from universities in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

A total of 8,300 teams from more than 2,000 universities in 88 countries will compete in this year's World Cup.

"In the finals of the World Cup participants have to solve complex technical problems," UrFU representative Magaz Assanov said. "Our guys are using sites for training, paying attention to their weaknesses."