One of the youngest students at the Herta and Paul Amir Faculty of Social Sciences, Liran Markin, right, a high school student participating in the University’s “Etgar” Program, has won a Bronze Medal in the International Olympiad in Informatics and Statistics in Kazan, Russia.
University of Haifa President Amos Shapira congratulated Liran on his “remarkable and commendable achievement.”
Liran was one member of the four-person Israeli team which participated in the annual Olympiad that attracted 308 student competitors from 80 countries. Liran also won a Bronze medal at the 2015 competition in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
The Etgar Program in the Department of Computer Sciences allows outstanding high school students to complete their a first degree in computer science within the framework of their high school studies. Studies begin in the middle of the 10th grade and end a year after graduation from high school. During the students’ time at school, studies take place in the afternoons and during the summer holidays.