hold a Consultation
meeting on cooperation between ITU-T and Universities, Geneva, 18 and 19 January 2007, to explore
ways to improve cooperation between the ITU standardization sector and
universities. Other objectives include discussion of how ITU-T can become
better known to students and how to make it easier for academia to participate
directly in ITU-T work.
belief that many new technologies find life in the minds of the academic world,
ITU is increasingly looking to attract more involvement from the world’s
universities and other academic institutions. There are already many examples
of this policy bearing fruit. Some standards that have emerged from ITU study
groups have been heavily influenced by academic involvement. However often this
is not recognized because academia has frequently chosen to participate under
the banner of an organization other than its own. Exploration of how these
important contributions can be better recognized will also be on the agenda.
can benefit from participation in the standards making process by becoming part
of an international ‘club’ of ICT experts. Among ITU’s key attractions are its
truly international scope and its role as the architect behind many modern
communication systems. All major ICT companies are ITU Sector Members. There
can be no more enlightening a window on the world of ICT development. The
opportunity to be part of a team that creates a worldwide standard provides an
exciting opportunity for any university. For these reasons and others this
consultation meeting will be an excellent opportunity for university representatives
to explore ways to increase university involvement in ITU-T’s work.
requests the input of universities on how best to further the relationship
between ITU-T and academia for the benefit of both parties. See webpage
for documents submitted so far and for details and how to contribute.