News about the IB
Innovator in education, Olli-Pekka Heinonen takes over as Director General of the IB
Mr Olli-Pekka Heinonen has today joined the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB) as its new Director General. He succeeds Dr Siva Kumari, as the eighth Director General of the IB.
IB selects 36 worldwide scholarship awardees to the University of the People Master of Education programme
The International Baccalaureate (IB) is proud to announce that 36 educators have been selected for the IB University of the People Master of Education (M.Ed.) scholarship. Awardees, chosen through a rigorous review process, will receive full scholarships to complete their M.Ed. in Advanced Teaching with University of the People (UoPeople).
Chair of Board addresses IB Virtual Conference
On 21 April, at the opening session of the IB Virtual Conference for Asia-Pacific, IB Board Chair Dr Helen Drennen welcomed Mr Olli-Pekka Heinonen as the IB’s eighth Director General, while expressing deep gratitude to former Director General Dr Siva Kumari for her many years of service.
IB World Schools Yearbook 2021 now available
The 16th edition of the IB World Schools Yearbook is now available for 2021. The Yearbook provides comprehensive information about the over 5,300 IB World Schools across the globe.
COVID-19 (coronavirus) updates
Our students, their well-being and their progression in future stages of life have been at the forefront of our thinking as we respond to this extraordinary pandemic. As an organization, it is critical for us to ensure that the options we provide for our IB community, students and teachers are fair and compassionate during these difficult circumstances. We are updating schools regularly with guidance and updates, please contact your school for more information about IB education and assessments during the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools can contact their IBWS manager or IB Answers for support.