The International Statistical Literacy Project (ISLP) is a project initiated by the International Association for Statistical Education➶ (IASE), which is the education section of the International Statistical Institute➶ (ISI).

The main objective of the ISLP is to contribute to promoting statistical literacy across the world, among young and adults, in all walks of life. To this end, we provide an online repository of international resources and news in Statistical Literacy, international activities to promote the resources and the individuals and institutions behind them, and outreach activities to increase awareness.

Contact the IASE Executive➶ or the ISLP Director Reija Helenius➶ by e-mail if you have any questions.


  • Registration is now open for the U.S. Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS). This conference will be held virtually on June 28 - July 1, 2021, with pre-conference workshops starting on June 24. The conference theme is "Expanding Opportunities." You can register for $25US here➶ and see the program here; [https://www.causeweb.org/cause/uscots/uscots21/program]
  • The ISLP project is proud to promote statistical literacy all around the world, especially in less developed countries and among girls and women. Please see here➶ our brand new introductory video, made for the webinar "Women: Statistically Significant" organized by Italian Statistical Society (SIS) and the International Statistical Institute (ISI).
  • Bangladesh has a new Country Coordinator: Muhammad Kamrul Hassan. Welcome!
  • PARIS21 and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) are pleased to invite you to participate in the launch webinar➶ of the joint report "Bridging the data-policy gap in Africa", taking place on Friday, 30 April 2021, 15:30-16:30 (CET).
  • Rwanda has a new country coordinator: Jean Bosco Mugiraneza. Welcome!
  • Guinea has a new country coordinator: David Senzanje. Welcome!
  • Japan has a new country coordinator: Akinobu Takeuchi. Welcome!
  • Zimbabwe has a new Country Coordinator: Sean Sithole. Welcome!
  • The preparations of Virtual ISI WSC 2021 are underway. Professor Kerrie Mengersen is the ISI President’s Invited Speaker at the Virtual ISI WSC 2021. The Contributed Paper/Poster Submission System is already open! The sponsorship and exhibition information is available for the Virtual ISI WSC 2021. Finally, the ISI has selected Worldspan to support in the delivery of the Virtual 63rd ISI World Statistics Congress. You can follow the ISI WSC 2021 on Twitter / Facebook➶ / Instagram!
  • PISTAR has been running an online Sunday Series of Workshop on Machine Learning. You can watch a video recording of Part 4 of the workshop here
  • Olvi-säätiö now supports the ISLP project. We have also received a new grant from Kansan Sivistysrahasto. A huge thank you to our supporters!
  • Tomorrow, the 13th of December: join the PISTAR Online Workshop on Machine Learning, with Dr. Ayse Bilgin as the keynote speaker. More information and registration details here!
  • Vietnam now has a new country coordinator: Phan Dinh Van. Welcome!
  • Malaysia now have a new country coordinator: Yong Zulina Zubairi. Welcome!
  • Special celebration event for the 200th Anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s Birthday will be organised on the 18th of November, with Dr. Noel-Ann Bradshaw as a speaker. More info here.
  • The Third Annual Florence Nightingale Day (FN Day) by the Ohio State University will be organised as an online event on November 14th from 12-4 pm ET. Sign up here➶ and see the flyer here!
  • A member of the Executive Board of the ISLP, Adriana D'Amelio, was invited as a guest speaker in the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés. Her topic was International Statistical Literacy. Congratulations Adriana!
  • The PISTAR Celebration of World Statistics Day 2020 is now available to watch as a recording here➶ or here➶!
  • Palkansaajasäätiö and Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation now support the project. Thank you very much!

Featured Events

The ISLP Poster Competition 2020-2021


Upcoming conferences:

Roundtable Conference, Nanjing, China, 6–10 July 2020

OZCOTS 2020, Gold Coast, Australia, 9–10 July 2020

ICOTS11 in Rosario, Argentina 2022

December 2020 Newsletter

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