What is the IBO?
Aims of the Competition
The International Biology Olympiad e.V. (IBO) is an association that organizes a yearly competition for secondary school students, who are winners of their respective National Biology Olympiad.
Their skills in tackling biological problems, and dealing with biological experiments are tested. Interest in biology, inventiveness, creativity and perseverance are necessary.
In bringing together gifted students, the IBO competition tries to challenge and stimulate these students to expand their talents and to promote their career as scientists.
A very important point is gathering young people from over the world in an open, friendly and peaceful mind.
Every participating country sends four students, who are the winners of the respective national competitions. They are accompanied by two team leaders who represent the country.
What's in this web site?
The current official site offers information about the International Biology Olympiad (IBO).
It contains the Official IBO Guide. This in turn includes the IBO Organization Rules which have to be strictly followed by all participants. It also states necessary information for new participating countries and future host countries.
An essential part of the site is the list of member countries, with complete information on the respective National Biology Olympiads.
- List of country coordinators names and addresses (protected document: use password <iboibo>).
The current website is developed, maintained and hosted at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium.