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Congratulations Kiel! International Biology Olympiad Headquarters comes to Germany

9th September 2015

At the 26th international Biology Olympiad (IBO) in Aarhus, Denmark a decision was made to found an official IBO office in Germany in order to coordinate international activities and scientific accompanying research.

Against the backdrop of this decision was the IBO success story. Originally founded by nine nations in 1989, the IBO has expanded its numbers to 64 participant countries in recent years. This is why organizing the annual IBO competition is now quite time-consuming and expensive.

Every year 1400 German students participate in the International Biology Olympiad and at the behest of the BMBF (Federal ministry of Education and Research) the main office is located at IPN in Kiel. In the near future this will also be true for the international IBO headquarters.

Additional information on the International Biology Olympiad Germany can be found either under www.biologieolympiade.de or
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Contact:

PD Dr. Burkhard Schroeter
Head of IBO Selection Procedures
IPN at the University if Kiel
Olshausenstrasse 62
24118 Kiel
Telefon    +49 (0)431 880-3135
Fax     +49 (0)431 880-2717
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