2012: First Science Olympiad in Switzerland

Mathematics from A (algebra) to Z (number theory) in Solothurn: From 6-12 September 2012, 60 young mathematics talents from 10 European countries met in the Ambassadors' City to solve tricky tasks alone or in a team at the Central European Mathematics Olympiad (MEMO).

Media Releases

Medienmitteilung Resultate (PDF), 13.09.2012

Medienmitteilung Eröffnung (PDF), 30.08.2012

Further articles


L’identité à travers le temps

L'association des Olympiades de la science existe depuis 20 ans. Nous sommes parfaitement conscient·e·s que tout est différent et pourtant nous n’avons rien vu du temps passé. Dans son essai, Mathys Douma explique qu’implique cette cécité au changement ’un point de vue philosophique.


Philosophy in four languages

At the IPO, which is currently taking place, participants are allowed to write their essays in one of four languages. German, French, Spanish, English. But not in their own national language! Foreign language skills are therefore important - also for philosophical terms. Here is a small dictionary.




“I like taking simple research ideas and turning them into something that can actually be used by people.”

Knowledge: it’s everywhere, stored in documents and stuffed into databases. At the IBM Research Laboratory in Zurich, Dr. Michele Dolfi is working on structuring this wealth of information. He also happens to be the former president of the Science Olympiads. We asked him for career advice.


Impressions from the Slovak Camp 2024

The Swiss Olympiad in Informatics were invited by the Slovakian Olympiad in Informatics to join their IOI selection from 28 April until May 5th. Read about their experiences on the blog!


“Ich habe bei den Wissenschafts-Olympiaden Personen kennengelernt, die jetzt auch hier sind.”

Vom 25. bis 27. April fand der 58. Nationale Wettbewerb von Schweizer Jugend Forscht in Fribourg statt. 116 junge Talente präsentierten ihre vielfältigen Forschungsarbeiten. Wir haben den ehemaligen Olympiaden-Teilnehmenden unter ihnen einen Besuch abgestattet.



Participate now!

Be part of the Geography Olympiad 2024/25. Take the online exam from May 1st-14th 2024. Get ready for the Summer Camp in the Swiss National Parc, the Swiss Finals and the International Geography Olympiad in Thailand!