Record number of examination candidates
Nearly 100,000 candidates sat for examinations in May 2009, a record number that is only expected to grow.
A successful Global University Recognition Forum
In May, 52 college counsellors from IB DP Candidate/World schools in 11 countries met to learn about the most up-to-date university recognition efforts from the IB's senior recognition staff from around the globe.
Representatives from University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology spoke very highly of IB students, and announced dedicated scholarships for students who have earned the IB Diploma.
Please check the professional development pages for future forums.
First Japanese university to accept anticipated grades
Tamagawa University in Japan will allow IB Diploma candidates to apply using anticipated grades, whereby applicants can apply based solely on their IB diploma. No other assessments are required. This is the first university in Japan to allow conditional offers to applicants based on anticipated grades, a model similar to the University of British Columbia in Canada.
For more information on university recognition, please contact John Switzer, Head of Regional Development.