Announced at meetings for teachers, invitations by e-mail to all Danish secondary schools, information on webpage and facebook sites.
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 Copenhagen University.
Training for the 15 winners of the semifinal:
Three days of training by scientists from Natural History Museum, Copenhagen University, at The Science Center in Sorø.
The final test (practical and theoretical in one day) for the 15 students took place at South Danish University, Odense
Training for the 4 winners of the final:
Two days of training by former participants in IBO at Birkerød Gymnasium in April.
Four days of practical and theoretical training at the University of Copenhagen and Danish Technical University, DTU, 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 a mix of theory and practical work in the lab.
Training is 10 days in all. 3 days between the semifinal and the final for the 15 students that performed best in the semifinal. Two days in April 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.Tests from former IBOs are available at the Danish NBO website.
School test and semifinal test – no special materials.
During the training period and the final test the students have Campbell: Biology.
Campbell: Biology for the 15 that performed best at the semifinal test.
Informations are mainly distributed via electronic media.
Facebook group for all participants in NBO and an open Facebook site informing about the Biology Olympiad.
Four films about the NBO and the IBO 2010 are distributed on YouTube (Biologiolympiaden 2010). The films have also been broadcast in the national TV.
Articles about the NBO mostly appear in local newspapers.
http://ibo2015.org/ is the website for IBO2015 with information, photos and videos.
Ministery of Education and different compagnies and institutions are sponsoring with financial support.
Practical help (teachers, lab facilities etc) from Aarhus University, Aalborg University, University of Southern Denmark, Danish Technical University and University of Copenhagen.
Covering around 4/5 of the expenses
Same as IBO rules.
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
2011 Schooltest: 1000 students Result: 1 bronze medal in Taiwan
2012 Schooltest: 1000 students Result: 2 bronze medals and 2 certificates of merit in Singapore
2013 Schooltest: 1600 students Result: 3 bronze medals and 1 certificate of merit in Bern
2014 Schooltest: 2300 students Result: 3 bronze medals and 1 certificate of merit in Bali
2015 Schooltest: 1700 students Result: 2 bronze medals and 1 certificate of merit in Denmark
2016 Schooltest: 1880 students Result:
Images and files:
We produce letters for the schools and students distributed only by electronic media.
In 2005, 2009 and 2010 we have produced films about the Danish students participation in NBO and IBO.