Iranian national computer team has achieved the sixth place in the 26th International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) held in Taiwan. Iranian students swept two gold and two silver medals at this year’s World Computer Olympiad that took place in Taiwanese capital city of Taipei. Amir Hossein Ahanchi and Mohammad Amin Khashkhashi Moqadam received gold medals while Iliad Ramzani and Mojtaba Fayyaz were named as winners of silver medals. Some 83 students participated in this year’s competition. The Olympiad is led by the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST). The competition is held in several rounds and each round takes nearly five hours. The 26th International Olympiad in Informatics took place from July 13 through 20, 2014. According to Scopus ranking, Iran’s scientific community has been recently placed in the 15th country in the world, which represents a breakthrough for the country’s scientific establishment. The Iranian government has committed to a comprehensive plan for science including boosting Research and development (R&D) investment to 4 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030, compared with just 0.59 percent of GDP in 2006.