We’re halfway through our #generationIB campaign and we’ve already received dozens of submissions from students around the world. IB students have been coming up with exciting, innovative and practical ways to solve global problems, and using social media to engage with the world around them. Teams have set up Twitter and Instagram accounts, some using […]
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Ways to embrace mindfulness at school
Proudly telling the world about #generationIB in our 50th anniversary year For International Day of Yoga, IB staff member and yoga teacher Kate Kuhn offers tips on how to make mindfulness an integral part of school life. If you’re an educator or a student in a busy school setting, finding a large chunk of time […]
Student solutions to global challenges—five steps to #generationIB
Climate change, hunger, human rights … We invite IB students of all ages to showcase their creativity and skills in working together to find solutions to some of our most pressing global issues. Students can share their work and ideas any time from now until 21 September for a chance of having their work featured on […]
Students swim the English Channel and raise over US$100,000
Funds raised by IB students helped cure more than 100 women in underdeveloped communities suffering from obstetric fistula Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic childbirth injuries. More than 2 million women in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean are estimated to be living with the condition. […]
Ending world hunger, one meal at a time
MYP Personal Project connects local restaurants with food banks to eliminate food waste
Who said sugar-free desserts weren’t sweet?
An aspiring doctor is on a mission to change attitudes towards ‘unhealthy’ foods
Students plant avocado trees to feed the community
An inquiry into the impact of deforestation led to the creation of a company that encourages sustainable living
Musical therapy for local residents
Music can help dementia and Alzheimer’s patients recall memories and emotions, according to research. After learning this, three Middle Year Programme (MYP) students at Middle School of the Kennebunks, in Kennebunk Maine, US, were inspired to develop a project to help residents at a local care home.
Mental health: The silent crisis
It’s a leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide, so why is it still a taboo subject? IB World magazine investigates
Japanese geneticist discusses science education and globalization
I am particularly interested in the analysis of the brain networks involved in higher brain functions such as memory and cognition. The most important skills that an IB science student can learn are logical thinking and …
On the edge of discovery: Alumna Divya Nag
IB programmes gave high-flying scientist Divya Nag the courage to follow her dreams.
DP graduate recognized in Sweden for influential medical research
Medical student Puja Shahrouki received his IB Diploma from Hvitfeldtska gymnasiet, Gothenburg, Sweden. He was awarded the Anders Wall scholarship for scientific research, Sweden’s prize for the 2016 young researcher of the year. He tells us about the origins of his passion for scientific research.
Physical exercise moves up a level
IB World magazine investigates how physical education can incorporate the disciplines of science, making it even more stimulating and relevant to everyday lives
Mentor and researcher promotes STEM for women and Hispanics
Since graduating from the IB Diploma Programme with one the first co-educational classes at Markham College, Patty Jumbo has earned a medical degree and PhD. Now in her second post-graduate fellowship at Vanderbilt University, she mentors undergraduate students and writes to inspire STEM opportunities for women and Hispanics.
The challenge of DP prepared José for medical school in Peru
In 2013, José Luis Avilez Escribens graduated from Markham College with his IB diploma. Now a medical student, José has continued his academic career at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru.