Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - AUI Wins Programming Contest for Sixth Consecutive Year

AUI Wins Programming Contest for Sixth Consecutive Year


Al Akhawayn’s team won the Moroccan Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM MCPC'19) for the sixth time in a row this past weekend. The team is composed of Omar Salim MOUSA, AbdelMjid ESSOFI, Bilal ELBOUARDI, and their coach, Dr. Riduan ABID. AUI ranked first among 56 participating teams from various engineering schools and universities, solving five problems at the competition. Faculté des Sciences de Rabat and École Nationale Supérieure d'Informatique et d'Analyse des Systèmes placed second and third respectively at the competition, each solving four problems. These three universities will represent Morocco in November at the Regional Arab and Africa Programming Contest (ACM AACPC'19) in Jordan. 


AUI has been supporting ACM MCPC for many years, including hosting the contest twice at AUI – once in 2015 and again in 2016 – and organizing the International ACM ICPC'2015 in Marrakech in partnership with Mohammed V University and Mundiapolis. At that competition, more than a hundred teams from top universities in the world, such as Harvard, UCLA, Stanford, Tokyo University, and Saint Petersburg, joined AUI in Marrakech