What we do

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.

Our Mission & Goals

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.

  • Passion

    To value curiosity and to empower young biologists to develop their interest in life sciences.

  • Cooperation

    To shape an international network of biology talents and future life science leaders.

  • Excellence

    To identify highly gifted biology students and to stimulate their talents further.

  • Interculturalism

    To encourage cross-cultural dialogue by bringing together biology students from around the world.

  • Education

    To set new standards in the education and assessment of highly gifted biology students.