AzScienceNet held the 12th National Olympiad in Informatics among university students in Azerbaijan
On May 5, 2018 the final stage of the “12th National Olympiad in Informatics Among University Students”was held in Azerbaijan.In this most prestigious competition in informatics, 200 students from 25 universities competed in 62 teams. The winners of the National Olympiad in Informatics will represent Azerbaijan in the 31st International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) which will be held in Azerbaijan in 2019.
The Olympiad is organized by the Institute of Information Technology(IIT) of ANAS, Ministry of Transport,Communication and High Technologies, Ministry of Education and the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.Dedicated to May 17, World Telecommunication and Information Society Day,the main goal of the Olympiad is to increase the knowledge and interest of university students in the field of informatics and programming.
AzScienceNet team supported the network based competition. Professor Rasim Alguliyev, director of AzScienceNet and IIT, emphasized the role of the Research and Education networks for educational activities and international collaboration of scientists, teachers and students. Thanks to EapConnect Project and GEANT, Azerbaijan’s research and education community now can collaborate more closely with the European partners.
Elmir Valizada, Deputy Minister of Transport Communication and High Technologies highlighted the increasing interest in computer science and IT related university programs. He mentioned that 10% of the students studying abroad have chosen IT and Computer Science. Besides, admission to IT related bachelor programs has increased 50% last year.The winners will be awarded on 17th May, World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.