Princess Sumaya University for Technology has won the gold medal at the ACM’s Arab Collegiate Programming Contest (ACPC) 2018, taking first and second place among the participating Jordanian universities, and second place among the Arab countries in the same competition, which was held at Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt. More than 130 teams representing various universities from the Arab countries participated in the competition. Such programming competitions aim to develop students' programming capabilities and transform their ideas into integrated success stories by creating a spirit of competition and teamwork, directed at finding technological solutions to problems.
The team competing under the name ‘Aurora’ took first place among the Jordanian competitors and second in the Arab world. The team consists of PSUT students Hamza Al-Zagheh, Mo'tasem Al-Kayed and Mohammed Abu Aboud, supervised by Dr. Firas Al-Ghanim and Dr. Ashraf Qaddoumi. The team 'Kalamantina’, consisting of Reem Obaid, Mahmoud Abu Dayeh, and Mohammed Kilani, took second place among the Jordanian universities.
PSUT’s President, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, congratulated the winning teams and their supervisors on this new achievement. He expressed his pride in the students’ victory, praising the efforts of the students and their supervisors for their ongoing efforts to participate in national and international competitions. This participation supports their academic careers, hones their practical skills, and provides the opportunity for students to showcase their excellent capabilities. In addition, the competitions promote a spirit of cooperation, teamwork, and fair competition among fellow students. Prof. Al-Refai also thanked HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, for her continued support of the ACM Students Club and their supervisors, both faculty and administration.
PSUT recently took the top three places in the Arab world at the IEEExtreme 2018 international competition, in addition to 4th, 8th, and 16thplaces on the global level. The University also ranked first in the Middle East and Africa in the world’s most renowned and important programming competition, ACM’s International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) 2018, which was held in China, where a team from PSUT ranked first in the Arab world. The University also won the top three prizes in the Jordan Collegiate Programming Contest (JCPC) 2018, which was hosted by the Applied Science University.