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Welcome to the Global Information Survey!

Since 1987, when the Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Chancellor Nikolaos Tsaldaris and Emperor Marcus VII, the Global Information Survey has been the world's foremost collection of national statistics and information for governments, researchers, students and the general public alike. Thanks to the ongoing collaboration between the University of Byzantium and the Government of Selene, the Passolides Centre enjoys privileged access to key government resources, and has found itself in a position to collect information directly from the government of each participating, for its future review by doctoral candidates at the Passolides Centre.

In my capacity as Director of the Passolides Centre and Co-Chair of the Board for Joint Statistical Research, and on behalf of all candidates and staff, I thank you for your interest in the 2017 Global Information Survey, and encourage you to make good use of the information contained herein, which has been review for maximum accuracy, in order to meet the high standards of quality and responsibility that have defined our Centre and our University during the past sixty years.

Alexandros Papandreou

Table of Contents:
  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • Country Information

[If you have a country on the Map of Artemia and have not yet filled the Global Information Survey, please refer to this thread.]
Frequently Asked Questions
Global Information Survey

Who conducts the Global Information Survey?

The Global Information Survey is conducted by the Giorgios Passolides Centre for Statistical Research, an institution within the University of Byzantium staffed primarily by doctoral candidates and professors.

When was the Survey first conducted?

A precursor to the Survey was conducted in 1986, when a team of doctoral candidates led by Evangelia Katsis, Director of the Passolides Centre, published the Review of National Demographics. While limited in its scope, since the students had only collected demographic data from the Artemian Union, this publication was well received within the academic community, and attracted the attention of the Government of Selene.

In 1987, the University and the Government provided institutional support to a publication called the Global Information Survey, which involved the collection of statistics and additional information from the Artemian Union and other countries considered significant by the Government. This is considered the first true edition of the Survey.

How is information for the Survey collected?

A form is sent to the foreign ministry of each participating country by the Passolides Centre and the Foreign Ministry during the first week of February of each year, containing an explanation of the Survey, a list of questions to be answered and a model of a filled our form. Countries are given until the first week of April to send their responses, along with any additional information or supporting material that they deem appropriate.

Once information is received, doctoral candidates at the Passolides Centre process it and send, through the Foreign Ministry, additional questions and requests for clarification, in case any section was left unfilled or unclear. This process continues until the second week of May, considered the cutoff day for the reception of any country information.

What units does the Survey use for measurements?

The Survey uses Selenid Solidi (S/ or SES) for all economic figures. In all other cases, the International System of Units is used.

How often is the Survey updated?

Participating countries are invited to update their information every year, through the standard collection process. Information that will be updated on a regular basis by the Passolides Centre includes the following:
  • Official Name
  • Short Name
  • Head of State
  • Head of Government
Can the Survey be used and cited for research and other purposes?

The Global Information Survey is subject to the Chapter 7 of the Copyright Act -"Government Publications"- and the 1987 Memorandum of Understanding and therefore remains perpetually in the public domain. Its information may be used freely if properly cited.