Announced at meetings for teachers, invitations by e-mail to all Danish secondary schools, information on webpage
Two theoretical test at the schools in October/November.
The semifinal test (practical and theoretical in one day) with the 30 students that performed best in the school test is carried out in January at South Danish University, SDU, in Odense.
Four days of training for the 15 students selected at the semifinal. The training is carried out at The Science Center in Sorø.
The final test (practical and theoretical in one day) for the 15 students takes place at Aarhus University in March/April.
Four days of practical and theoretical training at the University of Copenhagen shortly before the IBO
The Danish Biology Olympiad is organized by the National Committee.
The theoretical tests are precoded questions (mc, judging statements, filling out etc.) like the ones that they have in IBO.
The practical tests are similar to IBO tests.
The training sessions include of a mix of theory and practical work in the lab.
Training is 8 days in all. 4 days between the semifinal and the final for the 15 students that performed best in the semifinal and 4 days in July for the 4 students that are going to participate in the International Biology Olympiad. Lectures and practical work about topics relevant for IBO. At University of Copenhagen, Science Center in Sorø and Danish Technical University
Materials school test and semifinal test – no special materials.
During the training period and the final test the students have Campbell: Biology, 8. edition
A book for the 30 best from the school test and Campbell: Biology for the 15 that performed best at the semifinal test.
Informations are mainly distributed via electronic media.
Four films about the NBO and the IBO 2010 is distributed on YouTube (Biologiolympiaden 2010). The films have also been broadcast in the national TV.
Articles about the NBO mostly appear in local newspapers.
Ministery of Education and many different companies and institutions are sponsoring with financial support.
Practical help (teachers, lab facilities etc) from University of Aarhus, University of Southern Denmark, University of Copenhagen.
Covering around ½ of the expenses
Same as IBO rules - only we do not allow a student to join the IBO more than ones.
2005 Schooltest: 350 Students Result: No medals in China
2006 Schooltest: 450 Students Result: 1 bronze medal in Argentina
2007 Schooltest: 500 Students Result: No medals in Canada
2008 Schooltest: 800 Students Result: 1 silver medal in India
2009 Schooltest: 1000 Students Result: No medals in Japan
2010 Schooltest: 1000 Students Result: 1 bronze medal in Korea
Images and files:
We produce letters for the schools and students and a poster that is distributed only by electronic media.
In 2005 and 2009 we have produced films about the Danish students participation in NBO and IBO.
To see the film about NBO in Denmark 2009 go to www.emu.dk/gym/fag/bi/video/biool.html