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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UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)

Statistical office of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and is the UN depository for internationally comparable statistics in the fields of education, science and technology, culture, and communications.

Institut de Statistique de l’UNESCO (ISU)

Bureau de statistique de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’éducation, la science et la culture (UNESCO), chargé de rassembler, pour le compte des Nations Unies, des statistiques mondiales dans les domaines de l’éducation, de la science et la technologie et de la culture et la communication.

Instituto de Estadística de la UNESCO (IEU)

Oficina de estadística de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (UNESCO) y es depositario de la ONU en materia de estadísticas internacionalmente comparables en los campos de la educación, la ciencia y la tecnología, la cultura y la comunicación.

معهد اليونسكو للإحصاء

Институт статистики ЮНЕСКО (ИСЮ)

Статистическое бюро Организации Объединенных Наций по вопросам образования, науки и культуры, которое собирает сопоставимые в международном плане статистические данные в области образования, науки и техники, а также культуры и коммуникации.