About National Society Agreements
IEEE is committed to working with other National Societies to aid engineers and scientists throughout the world. These cooperative relationships are established through a memorandum of understanding and are known as National Society Agreements.
IEEE currently has more than 70 formal National Society Agreements, spanning over 40 countries/regions. Many of the IEEE Technical Societies have supplemental, or additional, agreements known as "Sister Society Agreements," with these National Societies, as well as with industry associations.
Establishing a National Society Agreement
Value to IEEE members and the public
The goal of National Society Agreements is to enhance the professional and personal growth of a country's/region's engineers and related fields of interest. The cooperation is designed to assist in the development and elevation of technical skills, image, professional growth, and networking.
Value to the organizations
The cooperation benefits both organizations by increasing publicity, image, and interest in engineering and its related fields of interests. It can also lead to additional volunteer resources.
IEEE's commitment to cooperation
Formal and informal agreements
Local IEEE Section and the National Societies develop ideas for cooperation and organize joint events, such as:
- Technical and social meetings
- Conferences and exhibitions
- Distinguished lecturers
- Seminars, tutorials, and short courses
- Publication exchanges
Keys to a successful agreement
Creation and implementation of joint activities, by the local IEEE Sections and the National Societies, are critical to success. These joint activities determine the real value of the agreement.
For further information, contact IEEE Corporate Activities at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IEEE National Society Agreements list
IEEE Technical Society "Sister Society" Agreements list (PDF, 126 KB)