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General assembly: New board, new year

Don't miss these updates: On the 30th of November, members of the ten Science Olympiads met for the second general assembly of the year. A new board was elected and the associations got ready for 2024, which will be the 20th anniversary of the Science Olympiad.

New board

We said goodbye to the following board members and thanked them for their indispensable contribution:

  • Julia Fischer (Chemistry)
  • Arnaud Maret (Mathematics)
  • Simon Gerig (Economics)
  • Markus Born (Robotics)
  • Johannes Kapfhammer (Informatics)

The following board was elected: 

  • Lorenz Widmer (Biology)
  • Carole Zermatten (Chemistry)
  • Tatiana Samrowski (Linguistics)
  • Raphael Angst (Mathematics)
  • Jonas Pfister (Philosophy)
  • Sebastian Käser (Physics)
  • Michael Hausherr (Robotics)
  • Silvan Thut (Economics)

Sebastian Käser succeeds Johannes Kapfhammer as president.

Michael Hausherr will take over Sebastian Käser's former role as treasurer.

2023 in review

Before launching into plans for the future, we took a look at the past year. You can find the most important points in the annual report, the financial statement and the review.

Potluck for your brain

Next year we will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the umbrella association, which was founded in 2004. The next OlyDay will be integrated in the anniversary party in Berne on September14, 2024. For the anniversary series "My Olympiad Object", we are looking for your memorabilia from Science Olympiads - apply now!

Update roundup

  • We continue to strive to improve equal opportunities in the Science Olympiads across language, gender and disability. In 2024, Charlotte Vidal will additionally begin to work on the issue of the participants' socioeconomic background. If any Olympiad plans to introduce measures to improve equal opportunities, they can request financial support from the allocated fund.
  • The Mathematics Olympiad is working on a proposal for an IMO in Switzerland towards the end of the decade.
  • The board is working on a unified expenses regulation to replace existing regulations on the international travel fund.
  • Starting from January, the first round tool for online testing is being expanded. Olympiads wishing to use it in the future are asked to contact Charlotte. 
  • The office is aware that some volunteers are experiencing access issues to the documents on the index and is looking into it.

Save the date

  • 25.05. 2024: Next general assembly, preceded by a workshop on first aid for mental health and a shared meal in Lausanne
  • 14.09.2024: 20th anniversary party in Berne


Expenses: If you travelled to the general assembly by train, you can get your ticket reimbursed. Please a receipt to info@olympiad.ch