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Grant Awarded to the Biology Olympiad in Denmark 2015

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded a total of DKK 4 million to the international biology olympiad.

International olympiads are held annually in several natural sciences at which secondary students from all over the world will be competing to solve both theoretical and practical assignments.

In 2015, Denmark and Aarhus University will host the International Biology Olympiad (IBO2015). Sixty-five countries are expected to participate in the eight-day competition on 12–19 July. The participants will be young people who have won their respective national competitions, with each country represented by four students.

The Board of the Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded a total of DKK 4 million to activities related to the Olympiad:

  • DKK 1 million to Aarhus University for the holding of the Olympiad; and
  • DKK 3 million to the Technical University of Denmark for developing and carrying out the experimental events and for national knowledge sharing and talent development after the completion of the Olympiad to allow adolescents all over Denmark to take advantage of the holding of the Olympiad.

The Biology Olympiad aims to stimulate interest in the natural sciences, inspire the most gifted students and present Denmark as a well-functioning and attractive country for talented young people interested in biology from all over the world.

Read more about the Olympiad here.