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Issue 04/2019

Training and capacity building in standardization

China, Germany and Russia to sign collaboration pledges during IEC Academy & Capacity Building day

Underscoring its strong ties with academia, the IEC will sign collaboration pledges with Shenzhen Technology University, the DKE Next GEN programme and GOST-R Academy. The signing ceremony will take place during the IEC Academy and Capacity Building day on 24 October with the presence of Dr Shihong Tian, Administrator for Standardization Administration of China (SAC), Roland Bent, President of the National Committee of Germany (DKE), Alexey Abramov, Head of the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology (Rosstandart), and Frans Vreeswijk, General Secretary & CEO of the IEC.

2018
Issue 06/2018

IEC IEEE KATS Challenge Award winners

Five awards honour academic papers addressing the future challenges in standardization

The IEC, together with IEEE and the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS), awarded five prizes to the winners of the best academic publications submitted to the IEC - IEEE - KATS Challenge. The papers provided an analysis of the future role of standardization and conformity assessment.

2016
Issue 08/2016

November 2016 nominations

Latest TC Chair nominations approved by the SMB

Over the past few months, the Standardization Management Board (SMB) approved several new Chairs who have taken up their roles.

Issue 09/2016

Building strong relations with industry

IEC President Dr Junji Nomura addresses Council

Manufacturing continues to expand its geographic reach. Electrical and electronic goods now represent 17,7% of global trade and more companies than ever need to be able to collaborate and participate in the value chains that span the globe. IEC work uniquely enables this type of cooperation. Industry is a high priority for IEC, since most experts participating in our work come from it.

Issue 09/2016

A year of brand building and increasing visibility

IEC General Secretary addresses Council

During his address to Council, IEC General Secretary and CEO Frans Vreeswijk highlighted the main achievements since Minsk and talked about important ongoing projects.

Issue 06/2016

Innovative technology cleans up transport on land and at sea

Driverless vehicles – soon a reality or just a dream?

Authorities worldwide face the challenge of ensuring improved road safety and providing efficient transport systems to address congested roads and pollution in growing cities. They are also tasked with providing large aging populations and people with disabilities greater mobility.

Issue 02/2016

IEC/IEEE Standard is landmark for nuclear industry

Joint IEC/IEEE Standard on electrical equipment qualification for nuclear power plants will bring benefits to the industry worldwide

The safety of nuclear power plants (NPPs) and ensuring installations are safe to operate over their entire lifetime is of global concern to people, the industry and regulators. International standardization organizations cooperate to develop the best possible International Standards to achieve this. The IEC and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) have harmonized in a single double logo International Standard qualification practices formerly given in two distinct publications. 

2015
Issue 09/2015

SMB meeting in Minsk

SMB Chairman shares key decisions and developments

IEC e-tech talked with James E. Matthews III, IEC Vice-President and Chairman of the Standardization Management Board (SMB) during the General Meeting in Minsk, Belarus. Matthews shared key decisions and why they are needed to ensure IEC relevance in the future.