Serbian students won a silver medal at the 6th China International College Students’ "Internet+” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition

At the sixth China International Students’ Competition: Internet + for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the mixed team of the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, and the Chinese Shenzhen University won a silver medal. The competition between 6.3 million competitors from 117 countries was held online because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

A Serbian student, Mijat Kustudic, a graduate of the University of Novi Sad who is currently doing his Ph.D. at the University of Shenzhen, led the team. Besides Mijat, the team consisted of two more students from Serbia, Maja Gulan and Nikola Kustudic, both graduates of the Faculty of Technical Sciences of the University of Novi Sad, Hafiz Mustansar Javaid from Pakistan and Ting Xie from China.

The silver medal project was chosen from over 1.47 million projects submitted by students from 4,186 universities, including the University of Oxford, Harvard, Cambridge, Stanford, and many others. According to the organisers, a record number of projects were submitted this year.

The international team of the Faculty of Technical Sciences of the University of Novi Sad and the University of Shenzhen competed in the Innovation category with their CDNBye project. They proposed an algorithm to solve the problem of insufficient bandwidth and live streaming in the video industry.

The China International College Students “Internet+ Innovations and Entrepreneurship Competition has been successfully held six times since 2015 and has become the world's largest contest for college students in innovation and entrepreneurship. For more information, please visit the official website of the China International Students competition.