PSUT takes 1st place in the Kingdom and 4th in the Arab World in the ACM Regional Programming Competition and qualifies for the global competition in China

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:00


A team of programmers from Princess Sumaya University for Technology has won the title of champion of the Levant and taken fourth place in the Arab world at the ACM’s Arab Collegiate Programming Contest (ACPC) 2017. The competition was held in Egypt with the participation of 120 teams representing 60 universities from 11 Arab countries. The PSUT team, competing under the name ‘Aurora’, thus qualifies to participate in the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) which will be held in China.

HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, and the President of the University, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, both congratulated the Aurora team for this new achievement. Her Royal Highness expressed her pride in this victory which puts the University in the forefront of Jordanian universities, congratulating the efforts of the students and the instructors who supervise their preparation. Prof. Al-Refai thanked them for their continuous efforts in participating in national and international competitions. These events not only support their academic careers and sharpen their practical skills, but also provide the opportunity for students to display their abilities and excellence, as well as stimulating the spirit of cooperation, participation and fair competition with their colleagues.

The President of PSUT, Professor Mashhoor Al-Refai, congratulated the University’s team, made up of students Motasem Al-Kayed, Hamza Zagha and Muhammad Abu Abboud and their supervisor Dr. Sufyan Almajali, on this new accomplishment which reflects the determination of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University, to put forward high quality envoys of the University with leadership potential to participate in the forums where PSUT students excel. This is part of the overall policy of encouraging the young generation to be creative and innovative in the academic and technological arenas, an essential part of stimulating and keeping abreast of progress. Expressing his pride in the outstanding performance of the University and its students at local, regional and international levels which has firmly placed PSUT among the ranks of the top universities, Prof. Al-Refai promised students, supervisors and coaches continuing financial and moral support to assist in their current string of excellent results. He laid emphasis on the role of the Office for the Care of Gifted Students within the Deanship of Admissions and Registration in sponsoring talented students and supporting them by providing a fertile environment for the development of their skills and abilities.

It is noteworthy that the PSUT team that achieved this accomplishment is the same team that won Jordan’s most important national programming competition, JCPC 2017, in its seventh season. The team recently took first place in the Arab world and 13th globally in the annual IEEEXtreme competition, which is organized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. A total of 3,350 teams from all over the world competed in that competition, including 70 Jordanian teams from all of the country’s public and private universities. The teams of students, who are all online simultaneously, are given 24 hours to solve a set of programming problems.