The UIS Glossary includes statistical terms related to education, science, technology and innovation, culture, and communication & information . Some of the entries contain translations in one or more of the following languages: Arabic, English, French and Spanish. Other entries provide more detailed information, such as definitions, calculation formulas for indicators and sources. Indicators are marked with an asterisk (*).

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Individual who is enrolled in an education programme for the purpose of learning. The term pupil may be used for students under the age of 18-20 years who attend school.


Individu inscrit dans un programme d'éducation à des fins d'apprentissage. Le terme élève peut être utilisé pour les étudiants âgés de moins de 18 à 20 ans qui fréquentent l'école.


Persona matriculada en un programa educativo con el propósito de aprender. El término alumno puede aplicar a estudiantes menores de 18 años que asisten a la escuela.