International Biology Olympiad 2013

Bern, Switzerland

550 participants from 64 countries travelled to Bern for the 24th International Biology Olympiad IBO. From the 14th to the 21st of July 2013, the best young talents in biology participated in a high-level competition and exchanged ideas while they discovered Switzerland and the local culture.


IBO 2013 was hosted by the following two institutions: Science Olympiad Switzerland (with its member, the Swiss Biology Olympiad) and University of Bern (with its Department of Biology).


Final report

In order to share our gained expertise, we decided to write an extensive and transparent final report that not only focuses on the analysis of the data, but also summarizes our experience with the organization as a whole. We hope it will help future organizers.


Exams and Results

We were committed to delivering sound and interesting exams of high quality: Practical ExamsTheoretical ExamsRanking



To communicate with the IBO community and a broader public in Switzerland, we chose different channels: NewsletterSocial MediaPR and Media RelationsVideos and Pictures (Please contact us).


The week

International Science Olympiads in Switzerland

Switzerland had and has the great opportunity of hosting other International Olympiads after the IBO:

- International Chemistry Olympiad 2023

- European Girls' Olympiad in Informatics 2021

European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad 2017

International Physics Olympiad 2016




For questions or other requests:

Please feel free to contact our team at the office of Science Olympiad Switzerland. We will be happy to assist you.