ICPC World Finals Championships
2019 World Finals Porto
March 31 - April 5, 2019
The University of Porto is the most sought-after university in Portugal and one of the top 200 universities in Europe. Close to 32,000 students and 2,000 faculty and scholars represent 15 schools and nearly 50 research units, covering all fields of knowledge and higher education levels. Describing itself as a leading research university, the University of Porto is responsible for almost 25% of all Portuguese scientific production and some of its most significant innovations. The Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto, with its 152 startups, is the center of Porto’s innovation ecosystem, considered one of the strongest in Europe.
Porto is one of the oldest cities in Europe and the second-largest city in Portugal. Unique, hospitable, and cosmopolitan, the city of Porto is situated in the north of Portugal. It lies in an exceptional geographical setting, between the river and the sea, described as the amphitheater overlooking the Douro River, beside which it was born.
2020 World Finals Moscow
June 19-24, 2021
Moscow is the largest megacity in Europe, with a population of over 12.5 million people and one of the TOP-50 student cities in the world. The city was founded in 1147 and named after the river flowing through it. Today Moscow is a modern metropolis rich in history, the hub of Russia’s scientific and innovative development, and the best tourist destination according to the prestigious World Travel Awards in 2019.
The hosting university - Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) is one of the country’s leading universities and an important hub for innovative research. MIPT’s mission is to train leaders able to tackle pressing scientific and technological issues: those who will shape Russian and global successes in the 21st century. Ten Nobel Prize winners have studied and worked there, including the youngest ever recipient, Konstantin Novoselov. MIPT trains highly skilled professionals in the fields of fundamental and applied physics, mathematics, computer science and technology, chemistry, biology, and other natural and engineering sciences. Among other areas at the focus of the Institute’s research are aging and age-related diseases, applied and fundamental physics, 2D materials, quantum technology, artificial intelligence, genomic engineering, Arctic and space technologies.