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.
Organised by the Royal Society of Biology in partnership with the University of Warwick, this exciting week-long competition tests the biology knowledge of pre-university students from all over the world. The participants must be the winners of their respective country's National Biology Olympiad to take part in the competition.
The International Biology Olympiad 2017 will begin on Sunday 23rd July with an Opening Ceremony. Over the week there will be two full days of exams for participants, split into a practical day and a theoretical day. There will also be a number of excursions and activities for both participants and accompanying adults. The Olympiad will be drawn to a close at an Awards Dinner on Saturday 29th July. See further details in the event programme.
The competition will take place at the University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom. Warwick's self-contained campus is ideally situated just an hour from Central London and easily accessible from major UK airports by both rail and road. On site you will find cutting edge sports facilities, shops and cafes all within your reach.
Registration will open for confirmed IBO participating countries on 1st February 2017!