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The International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) was established in 2004 to promote interest in science among school students, exposing them to problem solving, critical thinking and experimentation. The academic competition of the IJSO includes challenging tests in topics of science, both as theory questions and practical assignments. The tests are designed to address students’ understanding of scientific concepts, and their ability to apply concepts to the situations described in the tests.

Another important objective of the Olympiads is for young people to experience different cultures and to bring about interactions between students from across the world. Thus, the Olympiads have a potential to promote global peace and understanding.

Enjoy the competition, meet people and make friends from 50 different countries

E. de Kleijn (Chairman) and J. Razenberg (vice Chairman)

The IJSO statutes state that no country should have its delegation excluded from participation on political grounds, lack of diplomatic relations, lack of recognition by the government of the organizing country, imposed embargoes, or other similar reasons. Furthermore it is expected that the team representing the country has been selected after some form of national effort (like selection). Participation in the IJSO signifies acceptance of the statutes governing the IJSO.

In a nutshell:

– We want to promote and reward the pursuit of excellence in scientific endeavour.

– We challenge, stimulate and encourage gifted students to further develop their talents in Natural Sciences.

– Not only competition but we also want and hope to create friendship and relationships among students around the world, starting at this young age from 14 or 15 years.

For more information, please visit the international website on http://www.ijsoweb.org/

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