The International Baccalaureate® (IB) offers a continuum of international education. The programmes encourage both personal and academic achievement, challenging students to excel in their studies and in their personal development.
More than 4,000 schools so far have chosen to teach International Baccalaureate® (IB) programmes, with their unique academic rigour and their emphasis on students’ personal development. Those schools employ over 70,000 educators, teaching more than one million students worldwide. International Baccalaureate® (IB) programmes aim to do more than other curricula by developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed.
The International Baccalaureate® (IB), and the Diploma Programme (DP) in particular, enjoys a high level of respect and recognition among the world’s higher education institutions. For students, success in the IB often results in advanced standing, course credit, scholarships, and other admissions related benefits at many universities.
We are celebrating the IB’s 50th anniversary by introducing you to some of our alumni who graduated from the IB Diploma Programme and went on to do incredible things every day to make their community—and the world—a better, more peaceful place. These are just a few who represent what it means to be an IB graduate, and what it means to put the skills learned in the IB into practice.
Each year, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) hosts several conferences and symposia, bringing together our dedicated IB community of educators from across the globe.
The annual IB Global Conferences give practitioners the opportunity to exchange valuable ideas on international education, while our specialised symposia focus on topics such as higher education and science.