Biology Olympiad

The Biology Olympiad is a competition for highschool students (Mittelschulen in Switzerland/ FL) who want to know more about biology than the average school lesson can teach. Each year there is a possibility to go a long way using talent, brains and passion. During three competition rounds we search for the best junior biologists. In national preparation and final weeks fascinating experiences as well as new friendships are made. Moreover, the four best competitors will travel to the International Biology Olympiad (IBO).   

 

And this is how it works:

First round

We start off with a multiple-choice test taken within the schools at the beginning of each school year. We will be looking for existing knowledge, logical thinking as well as a flair for biology. Each year, more than 1000 students take part.

 

Here you can find old exams for practice.

 

Second round

The second round again consists of a, theoretical exam, however, this time, it requires more than just classroom knowledge. Questions do not primarily test pure knowledge, but rather the ability to use it to solve interesting scientific problems.

 

Here you can find old exams for practice.

 

As preparation for the second round, successful participants are invited to a camp in autumn. During this intense week university students provide a broad and deepened knowledge. This will be helpful during the proceeding rounds of the Olympiad, but also later on, during potential studies of natural science.

In addition, long lasting friendships between the clever and interested young people from all over Switzerland are often formed.

 

Third round: SBO Week

The Biology Olympiad’s final takes place in spring within the labs of the University of Bern. The 20 best contestants of the second round will now have to demonstrate their practical skills and their talent when handling biological problems. During four days, a final ranking is formed based on numerous practical tests with built-in theoretical questions. At the end of the week comes the Grand Finale: During a medal celebration the competitors are honoured and celebrated with friends, parents, teachers and organisers. Now it’s revealed who will represent Switzerland in the International Biology Olympiad.

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Be part of the Biology Olympiad 21/22

You like biology and you want to meet young people who share your interest? Then the Biology Olympiad is the right place for you. Find out more about the course of the Olympiad, find old exams to try out and insights into the past Olympiad year.

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Schweizerin gewinnt Silbermedaille an Internationaler Biologie-Olympiade

Die Internationale Biologie-Olympiade (IBO) fand vom 16. bis 23. Juli online statt. Teilnehmende aus über 70 Ländern stellten ihr Wissen über verschiedene Bereiche der Biologie auf die Probe. Die vier Schülerinnen der Schweizer Delegation nahmen von Burgdorf aus an der Veranstaltung teil.

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Fabrique un piège à moustiques

Marre d’entendre siffler les moustiques à tes oreilles la nuit et de devoir leur livrer une chasse impitoyable? Voici un piège tout simple qui te permettra de dormir (un peu) plus tranquille.

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Goldmedaille dank Regenwürmern im Kühlschrank

SRF Regionaljournal Aargau Solothurn (15. 04. 2021): Die Aargauer Schülerin Orna Frohnert hat die Goldmedaille an der Schweizer Biologie-Olympiade gewonnen. Der Wettbewerb fand im Home Office statt. So lagen Regenwürmer im Kühlschrank und eine Schweineniere wurde im Hobbyraum seziert.

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Nachwuchsbiologinnen gewinnen Gold

Vom 07. bis 11. April fand das Finale der Schweizer Biologie-Olympiade statt. Achtzehn Finalistinnen und Finalisten sezierten Nieren und experimentierten mit DNA – von zuhause aus. Vier junge Frauen wurden für ihre Leistungen mit Goldmedaillen ausgezeichnet.

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Nitya, Environmental activist

Volunteering, school, the Science Olympiads: Nitya Rajan is juggling it all. As co-president of the association Macrocosm, Nitya is advocating for a sustainable future.

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Bewirb dich für das Forschungspraktikum am MIT

Planst du bereits deine nächsten Sommerferien? Wie wäre es mit einem Forschungspraktikum am bekannten MIT in den USA? Die Bewerbung für den Schweizer Platz ist nun offen.

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Vom Bildschirm auf die Bühne

Ruhig und routiniert beginnt das Olympiaden-Jahr 19/20. Dann wird es aussergewöhnlich und digital. Enden tut es analog und goldig – mit der Abschlussfeier, dem Science Olympiad Day am 26. September 2020 an der Uni Bern.