The Saudi informatics team is heading today to the Republic of Hungary to participate for the fourth time in the events of the 35th edition of the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), which will be held from August 28th to September 4th.
Consisting of four students, the Saudi team was selected through a series of competitive programming contests following the format of the international informatics competition.
This process was used to identify outstanding students, in addition to considering students’ results in regional competitions.
The Kingdom’s team participating in the IOI underwent rigorous training under the guidance of experts in the field of information technology for a period of 5 years. This training commenced when the team members joined King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity “Mawhiba” program for international Olympiads, specializing in informatics since the year 2018-2019.
The Kingdom’s participation in the IOI and other international competitions is a result of a strategic partnership between the Ministry of Education and Mawhiba, spanning over two decades.
This collaboration aims to discover, nurture, and empower gifted individuals, serving as a pioneering model of cooperation between governmental and non-profit institutions.