OLYMPIADS IN INFORMATICS, 2017, Vol. 11, pp. 109 - 121
© IOI, Vilnius University

ISSN 1822-7732

DOI: 10.15388/ioi.2017.09

Olympiads in Informatics as a Mechanism of Training World-Class Professionals in ICT


ITMO University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
e-mail: pavlova.ifmo@gmail.com, yanova.ea@gmail.com


The development of information technologies has not brought only positive aspects to the society, but also negative ones: youth isolation, Internet addiction, inability to express thoughts logically, poor physical health, etc. Such problems impede the process of youth development and making professionals of them. But Olympiads in Informatics and Programming can turn the teens’ obsession with computers and the Internet into huge advantage that will be very beneficial in future. The research undertaken analysed the role of Olympiads in Informatics and Programming and proved that Olympiads are effective mechanisms of investments into youth. The research covered about 300 students of Computer Technology Chair of ITMO University (St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics) and the latest data on the factors motivating students were received. In particular, that there is interconnection between Olympiads and students’ motivation in acquiring the profession; that Olympiads contribute to the effective development of youth; and that they provide opportunity to get a good education that will bring financial prosperity, career satisfaction and self-realization.


informatics, system of olympiads, olympiads in informatics, ICT education.

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