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ITU and Academia

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ITU has a global community of ICT experts from universities and research institutes that work together with governments, private sector, and other stakeholders to set international standards and best practices. Over 160 ​academic in​stitutions​​ from across the world have joined ITU. 
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ITU Academia can participate in the work
of all three sectors (ITU-R, ITU-T and ITU-D): 

Participation in ITU Activities

ITU promotes the advancement of Academia institutions and students in ICTs through numerous initiatives:​​

Universities can take advantage of our online participation in workshops and study groups to minimize travel and related costs​.

ITU Study Groups

Each Sector of ITU has a number of Study Groups related to the sectors’ specific field. This is where ICT stakeholders from around the world come together to develop new standards and approaches which shape the future of telecommunications. In Study Groups, Academia has the unique opportunity to influence the global ICT community’s thinking and common action on topics relevant to their area of expertise.
Study Groups: ITU-R  |  ITU-T  |  ITU-D


ITU Academy

ITU offers a wide and growing range of general and specialized courses on all aspects of telecommunications as experts, policy makers, and regulators meet to discuss emerging issues. ITU Academy is an ideal platform for professors and students to be involved with current changes in ICT, showcase their expertise, and use these courses as an integrated part of the curriculum.

ITU Kaleidoscope Academic Conferences


Kaleidoscope 2020 – Industry-driven digital transformation is the twelfth in a series of peer-reviewed academic conferences organized by ITU to bring together a wide range of views from universities, industry, and research institutions. The aim of the Kaleidoscope conferences is to identify emerging advancements in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and, in particular, areas in need of international standards to aid the healthy development of the Information Society. More information is available here.​

Publications & Research

The catalogue with all publications​ will give you an opportunity to find the research findings in the domains of Cybersecurity, Emergency Telecommunications, Climate Change, Spectrum and Satellite Management, Broadband, Digital Divide, Optical Fiber, Cloud Computing, Radiowave Propagation and others.
Discount of 80% off for ITU Publications for ITU Academia members

If you are interested to contribute to the research on the specific topic, please, contact us.

ITU Journal

The new special issue of the ITU Journal: ICT Discoveries: the future of video and immersive media. This issue will provide insight in​​​to the state of the art in multimedia, considering the new possibilities and associated challenges. Alongside this special issue, the ITU Journal also invites original research on any topic within its scope, at any time in the year.​ ​​Read more​...


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