Who we work with

The IB is proud to collaborate with organizations from all over the world to develop and promote excellence in education. The IB has always benefited from working with organizations and institutions that share the values expressed in our mission statement since 1968. Our longest and most widespread partnership is with the almost 5,000 IB World Schools around the globe.

The IB works in partnership with governments around the world in a variety of ways, from supporting the implementation of the four IB programmes in state school systems to providing ongoing assistance and general consultation on educational reform.

For our pioneering Career-related programme (CP), the IB collaborates with major providers of career-related qualifications to support schools who wish to offer the CP, and to help students get the very best out of their CP education. Here are some of the internationally renowned partnerships that currently exist in the CP: Pearson, Project Lead The WayChartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), and The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education.

In professional development (PD), we’re proud to partner with Harvard in a learning alliance. Through this partnership, IB educators worldwide have a unique opportunity to further develop their IB teaching practice at a world class university. Project Zero’s PD offerings help educators to develop learning experiences and support the development of skills for today’s complex and interconnected world.

In 2016, the IB partnered with The Ellen MacArthur Foundation to work together on curriculum innovation projects, exploring the importance of project-based, interdisciplinary learning that enables learners to consider the interconnectedness of our increasingly complex world.


In 2017, we partnered with the International University Alliance to create opportunities for international students and ensure their academic success, building upon both organizations’ mission to expand options for students and ensure their academic success. Find out more about the IB’s partnerships on our blog.