Association of swiss Science olympiads
Swiss Biology Olympiad
University of Bern


Science et Cité

Public Events

While the exams are written behind closed doors, the public is offered three opportunities to meet the participants and learn about the IBO spirit. We warmly welcome all interested guests to the following events.

Opening Ceremony, Sunday, July 14, 2013

At the official opening ceremony on Sunday, July 14, we will welcome all participants to the International Biology Olympiad IBO. In addition to speeches and cultural showacts, all of the 62 delegations will present themselves during the flag procession in the solemn halls of the Kulturcasino Bern. The ceremony will be honored by various personalities from politics and academics, underlining the importance of the Biology Olympiads for the promotion of sciences and the youth.
Beginning: 6 pm. Duration: about 2 hours

Biology around the World: Meet our Guests
Bundesplatz, Friday, July 19, 2013

The organizers of the IBO, together with the Foundation Science et Cité, are preparing an event for our participants in the heart of the old-town of Bern, on the Bundesplatz. In a relaxed atmosphere, the public will be able to get in touch with our participants. The IBO participants will present either their biology book, a picture of their biology teacher or what they see when the look out of the window in their schoolroom. It also offers a good opportunity to get to know about other projects focusing on the promotion of science in Switzerland.
Beginning at about 4.30pm

Closing Ceremony, Saturday, July 20, 2013

The IBO 2013 comes to an end with the closing and medal ceremony on Saturday, July 20, in the Kulturcasino Bern. The public is welcomed to honor the extraordinary accomplishments of our young participants.
Beginning: 2.30 pm. Duration: 2.5 hours

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