Two students from VNU HUS High School for Gifted Students among the four Vietnamese contestants attending the International Biology Olympiad 2020 won a silver medal and a bronze medal.
Ho Viet Duc, a 12th grader from Quoc Hoc Hue High School for the Gifted (Thua Thien Hue province), won a gold medal.
Dong Ngoc Ha and Ha Vu Huyen Linh, 12th graders from VNU HUS High School for Gifted Students, won a silver medal and a bronze medal, respectively.
Nguyen Thi Thu Nga, an 11th grader from Hung Vuong High School for the Gifted (Phu Tho province), won a consolation prize.
The International Biology Olympiad 2020 was held online instead of taking place in Japan’s Nagasaki city as initially scheduled due to the complicated development of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Vietnamese team took the exam online at the University of Science, Vietnam National University, Hanoi.
Although the competition was held online, the number of exams did not change. The candidates took two theoretical exams, three hours each, and two practical exams. The virtual experiments on Animal Physiology took place within three hours and the Bioinformatics exam took 1.5 hours.