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Taiwan Team ranked 6th in 2020 International Olympiad in Informatics

The Taiwan team, trained by professors of NTNU, had a good showing at the 32nd International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI). A total of 87 countries and 343 participants are in this game. The Taiwan team got three silver and one bronze, the one of the 18 counties that receive 4 medals and we are ranked as number 6 according to total points.

The 32nd International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI 2020) has been held from 13 to 19 September 2020. It is the most prestigious computer science competition for secondary school and high school students around the world. The competition is one of five international science Olympiads held annually. IOI 2020 is hosted by the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing.

Under the influence of the pandemic, this year, IOI was hosted by Singapore online. Representatives have to find a suitable environment in their own counties and build a qualified testing venue and invigilator. This year, the Executive Vice President Greg Chung-Mou Lee serves as the President of IOI. He recognizes the performance of all students and hope that they can be part of the future world with science technology.

To recognize students’ outstanding performance, the MOE formulated and issued special regulations. Those who win a gold medal can be automatically admitted into related university departments, or recommended for admission to any department. In addition, Golder medalist will receive a 200,000 NT dollar scholarship; those who win a silver medal will receive a 100,000 NT dollar scholarship; and those who win a bronze medal will receive a 50,000 NT dollar scholarship. A student who wins two or more different awards during the same academic year can only apply for the most valuable scholarship he or she qualifies for.

The next IOI will be held in Singapore and Taiwan will continue to keep up with the excellence performance.