With 36,000 members (including 1,300 companies, 8,000 students and 6,000 young professionals) the VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies is one of the largest technical and scientific associations in Europe. VDE embraces science, standardization work and product testing and certification under one roof. VDE is involved in technical knowledge transfers, research, and promoting young talents in the key technologies of electrical engineering, electronics and information technology and their applications. Other key VDE activities include ensuring safety in electrical engineering, developing recognized technical regulations as national and international standards, and testing and certifying electrical and electronic devices and systems. The VDE mark, known and respected by 67 percent of Germans, is considered to be a symbol for the highest safety standards. VDE works in the fields of information technology, energy, medical engineering, microelectronics, micro and nanotechnology and automation.
The ITG – an outline
The Information Technology Society within the VDE (ITG) was founded in 1954 by the VDE. Its main tasks are to promote the research, development and application of information technology, to initiate the exchange of knowledge between universities, manufacturers and users of information technology, to protect the professional interests of the engineers and scientists who work with information technology and to provide a public discussion forum for these technologies.
The ITG‘s work covers both the technical-scientific field of development and production and also the transfer of technology knowledge, a role which is increasing in importance and relevance. The society’s ambit also includes monitoring education, training and the job market, not least public relations work. The ITG organises national conferences, seminars and workshops. It publishes and presents awards for scientific achievements and outstanding publications.
The ITG currently has 9,000 members. The specialised activities are carried out in 9 specialist divisions with about 35 technical committees and 50 workgroups.
The specialist fields are:
- Information Society and Focus Projects
- Services and Applications
- Broadcasting, Movies and Electronic Media
- Audio Communication
- Communication Technology Systems
- Technical Informatics
- High Frequency Technologies
- Shared Concepts and and Components
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