The World Standards Cooperation (WSC) was established in 2001 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in order to strengthen and advance the voluntary consensus-based international standards systems of, ISO, IEC and ITU.
Since 2010, the WSC Academic Day has been conceived by ISO, IEC and ITU as an annual appointment to promote dialogue between universities and the international standards community, to raise awareness and to foster cooperation and joint initiatives.
The WSC Academic Day 2014 will be held on 15 August 2014, following the annual workshop of ICES (the International Cooperation for Education about Standardization) on 14 August 2014 at Ottawa, Canada.
The central theme covered by the WSC Academic Day 2014 concerns the next generation of standards experts – with focus on the contribution that higher education in standardization can give to educate new standards experts and on programmes aiming to develop and nurture young standards professionals.
For both the WSC Academic Day and the ICES conference