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South Korean students crowned champion at Asia Pacific programming contest

By Duong Tam &nbspMarch 3, 2024 | 11:19 pm PT

South Korean students crowned champion at Asia Pacific programming contest

The NewTrend team of Seoul National University is crowned champion of the ICPC Asia Pacific Championship 2024 held in Hanoi. Photo by Vietnam’s University of Engineering and Technology

A team from the Seoul National University triumphed at the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) Asia Pacific Championship as three gold medals were awarded to teams from Singapore and Japan.

Team NewTrend from Seoul National University won the contest with nine problems solved on the final round of the 2024 ICPC Asia Pacific Championship held in Hanoi on March 1 and 2.

Teams from the National University of Singapore, the University of Tokyo, and the University of Kyoto bagged the gold medals.

The silver medals went to the Sudo team from Vietnam’s University of Engineering and Technology (UET) under the Vietnam National University-Hanoi, and three other teams from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan), Soongsil University (South Korea) and University of Indonesia ( Indonesia).

There were five teams winning bronze medals, including two teams from Vietnam’s University of Science under the Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi University of Science and Technology, along with teams from National Taiwan University, Pohang University of Science and Technology (South Korea) and Nanyang University of Technology (Singapore).

The championship, hosted by UET, commenced on March 1 and attracted 65 teams from 40 universities across the region. They had to solve 13 algorithm problems. Sixteen top teams will attend the 2024 ICPC World Championship which is scheduled to commence in Kazakhstan in September this year.