ibo 2016
about ibo 2016

It gives us great pleasure to extend our cordial invitation to your country to the 27th INTERNATIONAL BIOLOGY OLYMPIAD, IBO 2016, to be held in the cultural city of Hanoi, Vietnam, July 17-24, 2016. This event is organized by Hanoi National University of Education and supported by Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training in terms of administration and finance.

The International Biology Olympiad (IBO) was founded in 1989 and first held in Olomouc, Czech Republic in July 1990. This international competition is for teams of four students who are winners of the National Biology Olympiads (NBO) and have not yet to declare matriculation at a tertiary institution. Individual competitors would sit for an intensive examination with problem sets on theories and experiments. Their merits in attempting to solve these problems are awarded with gold, silver, bronze medals or honorable mentions according to their level of achievement.

The Organizing Committee is very pleased to invite your country to participate in IBO 2016. The International Biology Olympiad (IBO) is the most prestigious annual biology competition for secondary school students. As biology forms the basis of many areas of scientific research, the event hopes to promote biology amongst secondary school students and encourage them to pursue a career in science, particularly biology.

Dr. Nguyen Vinh Hien

Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education and Training

Chairman of , IBO2016 Steering Committee


Prof. Nguyen Van Minh

President, Hanoi National University of Education 

Chairman, IBO2016 Organizing Committee