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Press Release -- November 18th, 2022
Source: Huawei

45th ICPC World Finals ends on a high note, with MIT winning championship, closely followed by Peking University

[Dhaka, November 18th, 2022] The 45th International Collegiate Programing Contest (ICPC) World Finals, hosted by University of Asia Pacific, sponsored by leading global digital infrastructure provider Huawei, has concluded on November 10, 2022, with MIT team winning the global championship, followed closely by Peking University.

The ICPC World Finals kicked off on November 6 in Dhaka, with over 400 contestants from 70 countries competing in teams of three representing their universities. The teams advanced through multiple rounds to reach the finals on November 10. The top 12 teams each received the gold, silver and bronze awards. The MIT team solved 11 of the 12 problems to clinch the world title, while Peking University team solved 10. The other gold medal teams are University of Tokyo and Seoul National University.

Dr.William Poucher, President of the ICPC Foundation, said that the students who have made it to the ICPC World Finals in Dhaka represented the top one percent of those who competed in the ICPC.

“The talent in this room is amazing,” he said.

The Dhaka ICPC Challenge, powered by Huawei, was held on November 8 on the sidelines of the event, with the teams challenged to solve the problems on Task Scheduling and Data Assignment.

As a diamond sponsor of the 45th ICPC World Finals, Huawei said it shares the vision of International Collegiate Programing Contest (ICPC) to create a platform for cutting-edge technology challenges.

“Huawei is a leading global digital infrastructure provider with the most comprehensive set of technological offerings. It’s our mission to make sure young talent have access to the necessary skillsets and mindsets to commence in a fast-changing world. We want to provide our talented young people with the best STEM opportunities possible, and help them realize their dreams and contribute to the world.” said Vicky Zhang, Vice President of Corporate Communications at Huawei.

“We all believe that the young generation is the future. ICPC is a great platform for younger generation problem solvers and creates such a fantastic community of top minds. That is why we have been working closely with the ICPC. We are proud to be part of the 45th ICPC World Finals Dhaka,” Zhang said.

One of the world’s oldest and most prestigious programming contests, the ICPC, or International Collegiate Programming Contest, is an algorithmic programming contest for college students. The teams work to solve the real-world problems, fostering collaboration, creativity, innovation and the ability to perform under pressure. Through training and competition, the teams challenge each other to raise the bar on the possible.

This year the ICPC World Finals saw a gathering of over 1200 guests. The event was a part of the golden jubilee celebration of Bangladesh’s independence.

Huawei has sponsored this event as part of its long-term commitment to creating a fully connected intelligent world and developing a digital talent ecosystem. In addition to being a diamond sponsor, the company has opened up its research platforms worldwide in the hope of giving all young talent access to the most challenging problems from the telecommunications and information technologies industry.

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