Joint ITU-IEICE-IEEE Workshop on Education about Standardization

The Joint ITU-IEICE-IEEE Workshop on Education about Standardization will be held at the Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (SPbSUT), Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation. The date of the workshop is set for 2 June, the day preceding Kaleidoscope 2014 – ITU’s premier academic event which this year asks if “Living in a converged world is impossible without standards”.

‘Education about standardization’ relates not to technology-focused topics, but rather to education on the importance of standards to the ICT sector and, by extension, the operation of businesses and economies at large. ICT underpins almost all commercial activity, giving rise to the need to familiarize students with ICT standards development processes, standards strategy planning, and business case studies demonstrating the importance of international standards to industry.

The upcoming workshop is jointly organized by ITU’s standardization arm (ITU-T); the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE); and the Standards Education Committee of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE SEC).

The overarching aim of the workshop is to gather representatives of academic and research institutes, ICT standards bodies, international organizations and governments to foster collaboration on the development of initiatives aiming to ramp-up the production of standards-minded graduates.

The workshop will build on the outcomes of the 1st Joint ITU-IEICE-CTIF-GISFI Workshop on Education about Standardization held in Kyoto, Japan, 25 April 2013, which explored the standardization curricula at that time on offer from different academic institutions.

The  Joint ITU-IEICE-IEEE Workshop on Education about Standardization is scheduled for the afternoon of 2 June and will be followed by the third meeting of the TSB Director’s Ad hoc Group on Education about Standardization, 17h00-19h00.

Academic and research institutes are eligible to participate in ITU work at a reduced fee through the ITU Academia membership category established in 2010.

More information ITU-T’s engagement with academic and research institutes can be found here.

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