International Year of Statistics 2013

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2013 is the International Year of Statistics, a worldwide celebration of the contributions of statistical science to the advancement of our global society. This event is founded by the American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, International Biometric Society, International Statistical Institute (and the Bernoulli Society), and Royal Statistical Society.

More than 700 organizations—universities, research institutes, high schools, professional societies, government agencies and businesses—in nearly 100 countries are joining to celebrate and promote the importance of statistical science to the science community, businesses, governments, the news media, policymakers, employers, students and the public.

During this yearlong celebration, the hundreds of participating organizations around the world will be:

  • Increasing public awareness of the power and impact of statistics on all aspects of our society
  • Nurturing statistics as a profession, especially among high-school and college students
  • Promoting creativity and development in the sciences of probability and statistics

To learn more about the International Year of Statistics and how Statistics helps shape your everyday life, visit the website www.statistics2013.org.