The 2009 ACM/ICPC World Finals were held in Stockholm, Sweden on 18-22 April 2009. CUHK ranked 20th among the 100 teams chosen from a field of 7,109 teams from 1,838 universities in 88 countries competing on six continents.

The contest fosters creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs, and enables students to test their ability to perform under pressure. It is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest in the world.

Our team members: LEUNG Kai Man (CE year 3), NG Yue Hei (CS year 2), and KWOK Tsz Chiu (MAT MPhil1) coached by Dr. WONG Tsz Yeung and Prof. LAU Lap Chi, demonstrated their excellent problem-solving skills, great teamwork, and strong work mentality in an extremely competitive environment. They solved 5 out of 11 problems, achieving the same results as teams from world reknowned universities such as Cambridge, Fudan, Peking and Standford.

Our hearty congratultions to all team members!