News about the IB
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.
International Baccalaureate appoints Olli-Pekka Heinonen as eighth Director General
It is with great pleasure that the International Baccalaureate (IB) Board of Governors announces the appointment of Mr Olli-Pekka Heinonen as the next Director General of the IB. Mr Heinonen will commence his appointment on 1 May 2021.
Update for May 2021 Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme examination session
Designing Future Education – International Education and Skills Summit
This year’s International Education and Skills Summit featured delegates from UNESCO, OECD and the World Bank, alongside global educational leaders, policy makers and government ministers. The summit’s theme was: Nurturing Sustainability, Education and Learning: 2022 and beyond.