The Certificate of Merit has been awarded to Jan-Henrik Tiedemann, Head of IEC Academy & Capacity Building (ACB) for his contribution to academic cooperation in standardization. This award follows a collaboration pledge signed between the IEC and the Rosstandard Academy and a capacity building and training workshop held in Moscow in 2019.
IEC ACB has provided support to the National Committee from Russia by giving advice on how to connect national stakeholders, organizes capacity building events and include standardization in its academic curriculum.
The Head of the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology, Alexey Abramov, stated “I award the Jan-Henrik Tiedemann with the Certificate of Merit of the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology for a great contribution to international and interdepartmental academic cooperation in the field of training in the field of standardization and metrology”.
In June 2020, IEC ACB, together with the National Committee from the Russian Federation will organize a series of workshops for technical experts, future leaders in standardization and students at the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University.
In October 2019, during the IEC General Meeting in Shanghai, China, the IEC signed a collaboration pledge with the Rosstandart Academy as well as Shenzhen Technology University and the DKE Next GEN programme, underscoring its strong ties with academia.
As part of the pledge, the IEC and Rosstandart have agreed to work together to introduce standardization as an essential topic in Russian universities so as to broaden the participation of Russian experts in IEC work and to develop a standardization teaching package which can be used in Russia and globally.
About IEC ACB
IEC ACB offers high-quality training through webinars, capacity building events and national training workshops in different countries every year to the IEC community. Workshops and training sessions take place all over the world as well as at IEC Central Office and IEC regional centres. Further information about its 2019 activities can be found on the IEC website.
The next public webinar will take place on 14 February and will explore the IEC contribution to the circular economy and material efficiency. Registration is available online.