International Baccalaureate® (IB)

International Baccalaureate® (IB)


Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering four highly respected programmes of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Schools must be authorized, by the IB organization, to offer any of the programmes. To learn about the authorization process, visit our Become an IB World School section.

The IB has a hard-earned reputation for high standards of teaching, pedagogical leadership and student achievement. We work with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

For information about the IB’s achievements, initiatives and future strategy, read our annual review.

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The International Baccalaureate® (IB)  is more than its educational programmes and certificates. At our heart we are motivated by a mission to create a better world through education.
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Governance and leadership

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is led by the Board of Governors, the Director General and the Senior Leadership Team (SLT).
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Facts and figures

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) publishes a range of statistics and information regarding the organization's work.
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Research plays a central role in the development, quality assurance, and assessment of impact of IB programmes and services. The IB both conducts its own research and partners with leading universities and research institutions across the world.
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Examiners for Scandinavian languages (multiple vacancies)
We are seeking to recruit examiners for our Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish Literature courses as well as Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish as a second language courses in our Diploma Programme (DP). Our examiners mark externally assessed work or moderate internally...
Examiner Responsible for Finnish A: Literature
The IB Diploma Programme Language A: Literature course introduces students to the analysis of literary texts and is a comprehensive exploration of literature from a variety of cultures, genres and periods. The course encourages students to appreciate the artistry of literature...
IB Examiners for History
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is currently seeking to make the appointment of: IB Examiners for History IB Diploma Programme history provides both structure and flexibility, fostering an understanding of major historical events in a global context. It requires...
IB Examiners for Visual Arts
The IB Diploma Programme visual arts course encourages students to challenge their own creative and cultural expectations and boundaries. It is a thought-provoking course in which students develop analytical skills in problem-solving and divergent thinking, while working towards...