Links for Education Reporters

Statistical Data and Key Indicators

wb logoEdStats – Worldwide data on education from national statistical reports, statistical annexes of new publications, and other data sources collected by the World Bank.

unescoUNESCO Institute for Statistics – Global and internationally comparable statistics on education, science, technology, culture and communication compiled by the statistical branch of the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO).

oecdUNESCO/OECD/EUROSTAT (UOE) Database on Education Statistics – Compiled on the basis of national administrative sources, reported by Ministries of Education or National Statistical offices according to international standards, definitions and classifications. Also see OECD’s database for online education.

Eurydice – An institutional network for gathering, monitoring, processing and circulating reliable and readily comparable information on education systems and policies throughout Europe, covering the education systems of the Member States of the European Union, the three countries of the European Free Trade Association which are members of the European Economic Area, and the EU candidate countries involved in the EU Action Programme in the field of Lifelong Learning.

Reference Materials

European Commission – Information about the EU’s policies on education and training, with links to reports and studies.

International Association of Universities (IAU) – A UNESCO-based worldwide association of higher education institutions, publishing the World Higher Education Database, as well as the International Handbook and World List of Universities and Other Institutions of Higher Education.

UNESCO Education Sector – Produces a great variety of publications and documents on education.

Online Glossary of Education Terms – searchable database of terminology created by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, available in English, French, Spanish, and Arabic.

UNESCO Portal on Higher Education Institutions – online tool providing authoritative and up-to-date information on the status of higher education institutions and quality assurance in selected countries.

International Review of Curriculum and Assessment Frameworks – A british website that details education policy in countries around the world.

UNESCO International Institute for Education Planning – online center for training and research on education planning.

Bad Science – A book on how science can be abused and misused.


Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) – A triennial internationally standardized assessment that is administered to 15-year-olds in participating countries worldwide.

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) – An international assessment of the mathematics and science knowledge of fourth- and eighth-grade students around the world conducted by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA).

Progress in International Reading Literacy Study – Studies trends in reading achievement in fourth graders from 35 different countries, conducted by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA).

Bologna Process

Education and Training: the Bologna Process – The European Union’s section on the Bologna Process, with links to the relevant policy areas and documentation.

Official Website of the Bologna Process – Information portal maintained by the Benelux Bologna Secretariat, which supports the Bologna Process in the run-up to the next Ministerial Conference taking place in 2009.

Education Media

Chronicle of Higher Education – A source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.

Current Issues in Comparative Education (CICE) – An international online, open access journal inviting diverse opinions of academics, practitioners and students.

Right to Education Project – A source of news and information promoting mobilization and accountability on the right to education.

Times Higher Education – Magazine based in London that reports on issues related to higher education.

University World News – Online publication focusing on international higher education news and analysis, developments, events and announcements.

Professional Development

National Education Writers Association – Professional organization of education reporters throughout North America, with links to online journalism resources.

Hechinger Institute – US-based institute equipping journalists with the knowledge and skills they need to produce fair, accurate and insightful reporting on education.

NewsU – Provides online courses for journalists, paid and free-of-charge, including an online course on education reporting (US education system). Courses have also been localized in Russian.