BackSociety » Tech » Local University Students Named Among World’s Best Coders

Local University Students Named Among World’s Best Coders

Students from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Science have been named among the world’s best coders, according to an American tech outfit.

HackerRank, a Palto Alto-based technology firm which focuses on competitive programming for both customers and businesses, hosted the University Rankings Competition in order to determine which universities have the best coders. Over 5,500 students from 126 schools from around the world participated in solving coding challenges at the competition.

Students from Russia’s ITMO University came out on top, earning the title of world’s best coders, followed by China’s Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Middle School in second and the HCMC University of Science in third, according to the firm’s website. The United States’ University of California at Berkeley came fourth, while Canada’s University of Waterloo came fifth. Meanwhile, Indian schools claimed 22 of the top 50 spots.

HackerRank evaluated universities based on both the number of participants in the competition and their high scores. The results were published on the company website on December 7, ranking only colleges and universities from which at least 10 students participated.

“We found that Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh university has talented coders, but they didn’t rank high in US News & World report,” HackerRank’s Ritika Trikha writes, pointing out that the university and many of its counterparts around the globe are not listed on traditional rankings like those by US News & World Report.

Vietnam’s 15-year-olds also recently outperformed their counterparts in the United States and many European countries in science and math, according to the 2015 Program for International Student Assessment.

[Photo via Unsplash]

Related Articles:

Vietnamese Students Rank Above US, EU in Global Science Assessment

The Mystery Behind Vietnam’s Top-Notch Test Takers

Saigon Students Win National Contest With Water Leak App

Related Articles

in Tech

$189m Plan to Give 300,000 HCMC Students Tablets Draws Criticism

Last week the HCMC Department of Education proposed a plan to equip 300,000 primary students with tablets for the coming school year, reports Thanh Nien. With a pricetag of VND3 million – VND 5 m...

in Tech

'Flappy Bird' Creator To Release New Game Tomorrow

Well, Nguyen Ha Dong, the Vietnamese app developer who at one point was pulling in $55,000 per day, is officially back in the spotlight. After releasing a new version of ‘Flappy Bird’ earlier this mon...

in Tech

'Thirsty' Concrete Drinks Rainwater, Eliminates Flooding

Concrete isn't exactly a sexy topic. Even though we drive on it and build things with it, the average person seldom gives the gray stuff a second thought.

in Tech

2 More Weeks for AAG Repairs, Hanoi to Get Free WiFi Network

In the ongoing saga of Vietnam’s temperamental WiFi connection, we’ve got good news and bad news.

in Tech

3 Vietnamese Make “World's Most Influential Scientific Minds” List

3 Vietnamese scientists: Dam Thanh Son, Nguyen Son Binh and Nguyen Xuan Hung, have made Thomson Reuters’ list of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.

in Tech

40 Years Later, Vietnam Begins Identifying Its War Dead

Martyr cemeteries are a common occurrence across Vietnam. In countless communes in every province, modest gravestones mark the resting places of Vietnam's fallen soldiers in neat, orderly rows. T...