About the International Biology Olympiad 2017
About the International Biology Olympiad (IBO)
The International Biology Olympiad (IBO) is an annual event where students from all over the world compete on their knowledge of biology. The participants are pre-university school students. To take part in the IBO, the students must be in the top four in the National Biology Olympiad in their individual countries.
- The IBO aims to provide young students with an educational experience, as well as promoting an interest in biology.
- The IBO aims to stimulate talented young people in the field of biology and help them on their way to a career in biological research.
- The IBO provides an ideal opportunity for collaboration and inspiration between students, researchers and universities across national borders.
IBO 2017 was organised by the Royal Society of Biology in partnership with The University of Warwick. The event began on Sunday 23rd July with an Opening Ceremony (watch a recording on YouTube). Over the week there was two full days of exams for participants, split into a practical day and a theoretical day. There were also a number of excursions and activities for both participants and accompanying adults. The Olympiad closed with an Awards Dinner on Saturday 29th July.
See further details in the event programme