Education minister opens 2022 International Information Olympiad

Yogyakarta (Antara) – Minister of Education, Culture, Research and Technology Nadiem Anwar Makalim inaugurated the 2022 International Olympiad in Information Technology (IOI) here on Tuesday.

In his remarks, he said it is an honor for Indonesia to host the 34th edition of IOI.

Several aspects are in place to ensure IOI’s success, he asserted.

The hosting of the event emphasized that Indonesia is at the forefront of leading the global recovery, as IOI is also Indonesia’s G20 Presidency.

The Secretary General of the Ministry of Suharti declared that it is an honor for Indonesia to host an international event.

Suharti also said it was the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic that the event was held in a hybrid format.

The 2022 IOI will be held both online and in person from August 7th to August 15th, 2022. Face-to-face competitions are held here.

IOI is one of 14 international scientific competitions and the fourth oldest in the world. The theme of his IOI this year is ‘Digital Energy in Asia’.

The 2022 IOI recorded 536 attendees, the highest number in the history of the event.

A total of 414 participants from 72 countries will compete face-to-face, and 122 participants from 18 countries will compete online.

IOI’s goal is to identify, challenge and develop talent. Build international ties. It also introduces informatics to junior high school students.

Earlier, Acting Director General of the Ministry of National Achievement Center (Puspresnas) Asep Sukmayadi commended the parties who assisted and assisted Indonesia to become the host of IOI.

These parties include relevant ministries or agencies, education departments, health departments, and the National Disaster Reduction Agency (BNPB), which maintains the safety and security of events during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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