Organizers

Association of swiss Science olympiads
Swiss Biology Olympiad
University of Bern

Program IBO 2013

The IBO week begins with the official opening ceremony on Sunday, July 14, 2013 and ends with the closing and medal ceremony on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Both events as well as one on Friday, July 19, 2013 on the Bundesplatz are open to the public. More Information on these public events.

During the week the students will compete on two days in challenging exams, both practical and theoretical. Besides, they will enjoy an appealing and diversified program. The members of the jury will finalize the demanding and challenging tests and translate them into each language. In their short spare time they too will enjoy an attractive program.

Day Time Students Jury / Observers
Sun, July 14 Morning Arrivals & Registration
Afternoon
Evening Opening Ceremony and Welcome Dinner in the Kulturcasino Bern
Mon, July 15 Morning Introduction of the Lab Equipment ot the Practical Exams Jury Session - Discussion and Translation of Practical Exams in the Kursaal Bern
Afternoon City Walk through Bern
Evening Ice Breakers
Welcome Evening
Tue, July 16 Morning Practical Exams at the University of Bern Jury Session - Discussion and Translation of Theoretical Exams in the Kursaal Bern
Afternoon
Evening Sports and Entertainment Welcome Reception in the Museum of Natural History Burgergemeinde Bern
Wed, July 17 Morning Emmental Show Dairy
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Lunch on Mount Niederhorn
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St. Beatus Caves
Jury Session - Discussion and Translation of Theoretical Exams in the Kursaal Bern
Afternoon
Evening Social Night
Thu, July 18 Morning Theoretical Exams at the University of Bern City Walk through Bern
Coordinators' Meeting
Afternoon Correction of Practical Exams at the University of Bern
Evening Joint Student and Jury Event "Swiss Night" at the University of Bern
Fri, July 19 Morning Museum of Natural History Burgergemeinde Bern
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Guided Tour through the Parliament Building / Federal Palace
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Biology around the World: Meet our Guests on the Bundesplatz
Correction of Theoretical Exams
Interlaken
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Swiss Open-Air Museum Ballenberg
Afternoon
Evening Social Night Dinner on Mount Niederhorn
Sat, July 20 Morning Zoological Garden Bern Dählhölzli A Choice of Excursions / Free time
Optional: Educational Session
Afternoon Closing and Medal Ceremony in the Kulturcasino Bern
Evening Gala Dinner / Farewell Night in the Kursaal Bern
Sun, July 21 Morning Departures
Afternoon
Evening

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