A new achievement for Jordan with PSUT’s performance in IEEEXtreme International Competition

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 12:45



Princess Sumaya University for Technology has taken first place in the Arab world for the fourth consecutive year, and achieved fourth, eighth, sixteenth and ninety fourth places globally in the annual IEEEXtreme competition, which is run by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). PSUT outranked many of the participating universities from around the world. The top ranking was taken by the USA, second place went to China, third place to Switzerland, while fourth place was filled by Jordan. 4,049 teams from around the world participated in the competition which runs for 24 hours with teams competing against each other to solve a set of programming problems by being simultaneously online. The Jordanian universities participating in this year's competition did so from the Yarmouk University campus in Irbid.

The team that won first place in the Arab world and fourth globally was Aurora PSUT, made up of students Hamza Zagha, Mu’tasem Al-Kayed, and Mohammed Abu Aboud. The team competing under the name Kalamantina PSUT was ranked eighth in the world and consisted of students Reem Obaid, Mahmoud Abu Deya, and Mohammed Kilani. The XPSUT team was ranked 16th in the world, and included Ahmed Jaber, Shahed Al-Mashani and Eissa Al-Hindi. The team named WeAreOnABreak PSUT came in at 94th place globally, and team members included Hamza Ziadeh, Mohammed Al-Salti, and Eyad Al-Abadala.

President of PSUT, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, congratulated the winning teams and their supervisors on this new achievement. He expressed his pride and pleasure in this victory, which is a great honor for Jordanian university students in general, and puts PSUT in particular in the spotlight. He praised the students and their supervisors for their ongoing efforts to participate successfully in national and international competitions, pointing out that these competitions lend support to their academic careers, sharpen their practical skills, and give them the opportunity to prove their excellent skill levels, as well as stimulating a spirit of cooperation, teamwork, and fair competition among colleagues. All this serves to realize the aspirations of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of PSUT’s Board of Trustees, of putting Jordan into the ranks of technologically advanced countries. Her Royal Highness followed the progress of the competition as events unfolded, aided by the cooperation of the team supervisors.

It is worth noting that PSUT has achieved outstanding results in various programming competitions, the most important of which was the achievement of first place in the Arab world for the past three years in the IEEEXtreme competition, as well as eighth position globally. The University also took the title of Regional Champion for the Middle East and Africa in the ACM’s International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) 2018, which was held in China. Furthermore, the University was ranked first in the Arab world and third globally at the Imagine Cup 2011, which is organized by the Microsoft Corporation. PSUT also achieved first place in the national stage of the Huawei Skills competition, going on to take third in the world at the finals in China.