Scientific Competitions
for School Students


Bayer is a longtime partner of the student competitions “Jugend forscht” (in North Rhine-Westphalia), the “International Biology Olympiad” and the “International Chemistry Olympiad”.

Jugend forscht

The well-known “Jugend forscht” (in German) research competition for school students aims to reward special accomplishments and talents in the fields of natural sciences, math and technology. Since it was founded in 1965, Bayer has supported the competition as a partner company and also organizes the competition for the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. The winners of the state competition then qualify for the large Germany-wide final that is held every year in May.

The International Biology Olympiad

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In competitions, students and young adults can prove their scientific skills.

The International Biology Olympiad supports talented school students who are interested in biological and ecological problems and issues. This international competition is funded in Germany by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). As a longstanding partner, Bayer has supported this international competition for many years.

The International Chemistry Olympiad

At the International Chemistry Olympiad school students can measure their skills in solving theoretical and experimental problems the field of chemistry. This student competition is financed every year at a national level by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) and organized by the Institute for Science and Mathematics Education at the University of Kiel. The Bayer Science & Education Foundation supports talented young students and offers them the chance to take part in a preparatory seminar before the event.