Princess Sumaya University for Technology has taken first, fourth and ninth positions in the Jordanian Collegiate Programming Contest (JCPC). The event was held at the University of Applied Sciences, with the participation of 89 teams from public and private universities. The win qualifies PSUT to represent Jordan in the Arab Programming Contest (ACPC) to be held in December in Egypt.
The top-placed team comprised of students Motasem Al-Kayed, Mohammed Al Kilani, and Abdul Aziz Hamdan. The team in fourth place included Laith Al-Saqqa, Ahmed Hamouda, and Assem Tuffaha, while Rand Abdel Fattah, Omar Al-Asir and Dima Arafat came in ninth place. All of the teams trained under the supervision of the Dean of the King Hussein School of Computing Sciences, Dr. Ashraf Ahmad, and Dr. Firas Ghanem.
PSUT’s President, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, said that the University’s outstanding record in local, Arab and international programming competitions has become a major success story and a milestone in its record of achievements. He pointed out that the teams are built and prepared with intensive training and supervision to open up all avenues for the continuity of the University's distinction and progress in this vital field.
Al-Refai added that the University, under the directives of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of its Board of Trustees, is keen to actively participate in these competitions for their role in enriching the competitive spirit of students and supporting their chances of obtaining practical expertise that serves to build their future.
Dr. Ahmad, in turn, praised the perseverance and hard work of the PSUT teams and their desire to excel, stressing that the competition is both very important and highly competitive. The aim of the competition is to solve programming problems using the algorithms of one of the languages, such as C++ or Java.
Notably, PSUT won first place in the same competition in its last version and a team from the University also recently emerged victorious as champion of the Middle East and Africa in the International Collegiate Programming Contest 2021 (ICPC), which was held in Moscow. The University won first place in the Arab world and seventh globally in the IEEEExtreme Programming Competition, as well as leading a Jordanian team that won first place in the Huawei 2020 Global Competition. Other achievements include winning first place in the Huawei Middle East Innovation Competition, the Crown Prince Award for Best Government Service Application for two consecutive years, and first place globally in the IEEEXtreme Programming Competition 2020.