Since it was founded in 1968, the IB’s mission has been built on a cornerstone of creating a better world through education. We believe that now more than ever, and are committed to ensuring that our educational programmes reflect this for the benefit of IB schools and students.
The IB has a presence in over 150 countries throughout the world. There are IB World Schools across the globe, and universities worldwide recognize the strength of our programmes.
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.
The four programmes offered by the IB cover all stages of a student's educational life from age 3 - 19. With an innovative, international approach, students learn in ways that develop their full potential. Find out more about our unique approach to learning and teaching.