The "International Biology Olympiad e.V." (IBO) is the association that organizes the world's premier biology competition for secondary school students.
In bringing together gifted students, the IBO competition challenges and stimulates these students to expand their talents and to promote their future careers as scientists.
As the premier high school biology student competition worldwide, we aim to identify, inspire, empower and support the next generation of leaders in the life sciences and to develop their international network.
To value curiosity and to empower young biologists to develop their interest in life sciences.
To shape an international network of biology talents and future life science leaders.
To identify highly gifted biology students and to stimulate their talents further.
To encourage cross-cultural dialogue by bringing together biology students from around the world.
To set new standards in the education and assessment of highly gifted biology students.