28th International Olympiad in Informatics

Friday, August 12 - Friday, August 19, 2016

28 July 2016
IOI 2016: a record before the competition even starts!

Kazan University is continuing preparations for the International Olympiad in Informatics for students (IOI 2016), which will kick off in just over two weeks.

Today, 28 July, saw the raising of the participating countries’ flags in Universiade Village’s competition hall.

“This year there will be a record number of countries competing for prizes at the Olympiad,” says Dilyara Muravyeva, Programme Committee member and Director of Pre-university Education at KFU. “It will be nice for the teams to see their flag during the competition, while at the same time understanding how important their efforts are to their country. Meanwhile an official ceremony for raising the flags of Russia, Tatarstan and the Olympiad will take place on 13 August as part of the IOI 2016 Opening Ceremony.”

Kazan is soon set to welcome 85 teams from 89 countries. In their ranks are 328 future Steve Jobs and Bill Gates (with the largest delegation coming from Iran), 170 of whom are nominated team leaders. In addition there will also be 86 guests, as well as 5 spectator countries and 33 international committees.

The next generation of IT geniuses will commence battle on 13 August. We are confident that all Olympians will give 100% for their countries and display their full wealth of talent for all to see!

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