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International Standardization

Involving academia

Many of today's students will become the decision-makers of tomorrow so it is important that they are aware of the benefits of standardization. The IEC is eager to promote the value of standardization and its related activities within academic institutions and at the same time encourages them to participate in the IEC's work through their National Committee.


The IEC offers a series of lectures and provides access to a selection of working documents for academic institutions worldwide through its Academia area of the website. The Commission also works with such institutions to develop research papers on specific subjects related to the IEC's work and strategy.

IEC cooperation with ISO and ITU on Academia

The IEC coordinates its efforts closely with ISO (International Organization for Standards) and ITU (International Telecommunication Union) under the auspices of the WSC (World Standards Cooperation). The WSC develops joint academic initiatives, including organizing, hosting and attending events, to promote the awareness of International Standards through education.