ITU-T will host a two-hour webinar on Standards Education at 14h00 (CET), 30 April 2012, with the objective of exploring standardization curricula currently offered by different academic institutions. In addition it will examine means to develop such curricula and ways to encourage other institutions to integrate similar courses in the programs on offer to their students.
The event begins with an overview of Aalborg University’s
standardization curriculum, introducing the Masters Program on
“Innovative Communication Technologies and Entrepreneurship” (ICTE) offered by the university’s Center for TeleInFrastruktur (CTIF);
specifically detailing its course on "Standardization, IPR, Patenting
and Technology Transfer". This will be followed by the presentations of
other ITU academia members, sharing their experiences with standardization courses and suggesting areas in need of improvement.
Additionally – for the benefit of ITU academia members seeking a
better understanding of the purpose and potential of standards education
– ITU will share its perspective on the motivations underlying the
creation of its new academia membership category, and will also outline
the ways in which academic institutions can best make use of ITU’s
standardization expertise when developing standards education curricula.
Building on the outcomes of this virtual event, a Workshop on
Standards Education, jointly organized by ITU and the Global ICT
Standardization Forum for India (GISFI),
will take place at Aalborg University, 8-9 October 2012. At this
event, ITU academia members will be invited to share details of their
standardization curricula and thereby aid in the development of an ITU
repository of standards courses currently on offer. The repository will
provide a useful resource to individuals interested in the study of ICT
standards and to institutions deciding on the content of standards
courses as they develop them.