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IEC and Rosstandart signed an agreement on academic cooperation

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PEOPLE's REPUBLIC of CHINA, October 24, 2019 – the Academy of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the Academy of standardization, metrology and certification of Rosstandart (ASMC) signed an agreement on academic cooperation. The document was signed on October 23 in Shanghai (PRC) on the sidelines of the 83rd IEC General session.

The agreement is aimed at expanding cooperation between educational organizations of IEC and Rosstandart, comprehensive involvement of professionals and young professionals in international standardization and organization of continuous training and professional development. The document will allow Russian experts to gain new knowledge in the field of standardization, conformity assessment, general scientific and technical activities of IEC through joint educational programs.

"Cooperation between IEC and Rosstandart in the field of education is the basis for future academic projects and international cooperation aimed at developing the standardization of the future", – said the head of Rosstandart Alexey Abramov.

In the coming years, the two academies will jointly develop educational programs and modules on international standardization, Advisor to the rector of ASMC Rosstandart Nikita Kuprikov said: "These programs will be available for study in the framework of advanced training and professional retraining at ASMC courses on international certification. The experience and practical achievements gained in the framework of cooperation will form the basis of the professional standard "Specialist in international standardization".

The 83rd IEC General session is held from 23 to 25 October in Shanghai (PRC). Its first day was devoted entirely to the meeting of the Bureau of the IEC Council. The session will also include a forum of presidents of IEC national committees, a conference of heads of national standardization bodies of BRICS countries and a meeting of the IEC Council.

The Head of Rosstandart Alexey Abramov represents Russia at the session. Recall that the head of the department was elected a member of the Bureau of the Council in 2017 at the 81st General session of the IEC in Vladivostok and took office on January 1, 2018 for a period of three years.

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