IEEE The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) was founded in 1884 with Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison among its charter members. Today, the IEEE serves over 350,000 members who are geographically organized into 10 Regions, over 300 Sections, and more than 1,100 Student Branches worldwide. A Student Branch further falls under the auspices of the local Section. Nearly 60,000 Student members worldwide make up 13% of the membership of the IEEE and are essential to the continued growth and vitality of the IEEE. Over 50% of the current IEEE members joined as students. Not only is the IEEE the world’s largest technical and professional society, it also publishes 30% of the electrical engineering and computer science literature in the world.

IEEE serves its members and their interests with 38 societies, 130 journals, transactions and magazines; more than 300 conferences annually; and 900 active standards. IEEE’s field of interest has expanded well beyond electrical/electronics engineering and computing into areas such as micro and nanotechnology, ultrasonic, bio-engineering, robotics, electronic materials and many others.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a non-profit organization, is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

The IEEE name was originally an acronym for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. Today, the organization’s scope of interest has expanded into so many related fields, that it is simply referred to by the letters I-E-E-E (pronounced Eye-triple-E). The IEEE (as at 31st December 2009) has more than 395,000 members including more than 90,000 student members in 331 sections, ten geographic regions in more than 160 countries. IEEE Nigeria Section is one of the vibrant sections in Region 8.



IEEE’s core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.



IEEE will be essential to the global technical community and to technical professionals everywhere, and be universally recognized for the contributions of technology and of technical professionals in improving global conditions.

The IEEE is engaged in an enterprise-wide strategic planning process. A summary of the long-range strategic plan, termed the IEEE Envisioned Future, details the main elements of the plan.


IEEE Quick Facts

IEEE has:

– more than 395,000 members in more than 160 countries; 45 percent of whom are from outside the United States

– more than 90,000 student members

– 331 sections in ten geographic regions worldwide

– 1,952 chapters that unite local members with similar technical interests

– 1,855 student branches in 80 countries

– 483 student branch chapters at colleges and universities

– 338 affinity groups – IEEE Affinity Groups are non-technical sub-units of one or more Sections or a Council.

The Affinity Group patent entities are the IEEE-USA Consultants’ Network, Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD), Women in Engineering (WIE) and Life Members (LM)

– *Data current as of 31 Dec 2009 IEEE: – has 38 societies and 7 technical councils representing the wide range of technical interests

– has more than 2.5 million documents in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library with more than 7 million downloads each month

– has 1,300 standards and projects under development – publishes 148 transactions, journals and magazines

– sponsors over 1,100 conferences in 73 countries.


Please visit http://ieee.org to learn more about IEEE.


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