28th International Olympiad in Informatics

Friday, August 12 - Friday, August 19, 2016

10 April 2016
IOI 2016: university ready for meeting

The Organisational Committee in charge of preparing for and carrying out the XXVIII International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI 2016) has met at KFU.

On 8th April, Deputy Minister of Education and Science RF Aleksandr Klimov opened proceedings at the Organisational Committee meeting at Kazan Federal University.

Reports were given by Deputy Chairman of the Organisational Committee and Rector of KFU Ilshat Gafurov and IOI 2016 Chairman and IOI International Committee member Vladimir Kiryukhin.

Present at the meeting were members of the Organisational Committee, as well as representatives from the Russian Ministry of Education and Science Anastasiya Zyryanova and Nina Sveshnikova, the Minister for Education and Science of the Republic of Tatarstan Engel Fattakhov, first deputy Andrei Pominov, head of department Tamara Fedorova, IOI website group manager Marina Tsvetkova, and also representatives of Organisational Committee work groups from KFU, representatives from the Ministry of Information and Communication RT, and the press service.

Ilshat Gafurov gave a report on KFU’s preparations for the Olympiad in terms of finances, material and technical facilities, living conditions for the participant teams, training of volunteers, and media work, among other things. KFU representatives Regina Khalikova and Leila Mukhtarova presented members of the Organisational Committee with information on the opening and closing ceremonies, and designs for the IOI 2016 gold, silver and bronze medals.

Vladimir Kiryukhin presented the results of the IOI International Committee meeting of February 2016 and spoke about the readiness of the competition hall, as well as the work of the IOI Scientific and Technical Committee groups. Engel Fattakhov addressed the question of the IOI participants’ excursion to the IT exhibition at Innopolis.

During the course of the meeting, Aleksandr Klimov, Engel Fattakhov and Vladimir Kiryukhin gave a list of suggestions for organising the Olympiad and showcasing information about Russia and Tatarstan, as well as about KFU and innovative IT education in Russia, and about media relations.

Aleksandr Klimov was greatly impressed by the level of preparations, and gave particular attention to IOI media support on the internet.

Once the meeting was concluded, participants visited the Universiade Village where IOI 2016 will take place, and the competition hall in which the computers have been installed.

Source: Aleksei Leontyev, Photo: Inna Basyrova, IOI press service

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