In February 2016, Harry Smit (master's student Mathematical Sciences), Timon Knigge (bachelor's student Mathematics and Computing Sciences) and Ragnar Groot Koerkamp (bachelor's student Mathematics and Physics) qualified for the 'Programming World Cup' by taking third place in the North-West European Programming Championship. They outperformed 92 other teams in the process.
Student talent: Harry Smit, Timon Knigge and Ragnar Groot Koerkamp
This is the first time a team of students from Utrecht University qualified for this world championship, which is known by the name "ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest".
In May 2016, Harry, Timon and Ragnar will go to Thailand, where they will compete with 126 other teams for the world title.