The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world's largest technical professional society. Founded in 1884 by a handful of practitioners of the new electrical engineering discipline, today's Institute is comprised of more than 360,000 members who conduct and participate in its activities in 150 countries. The men and women of the IEEE are the technical and scientific professionals making the revolutionary engineering advances which are reshaping our world today.
About the IEEE and The Section
The technical objectives of the IEEE focus on advancing the theory and practice of electrical, electronics and computer engineering and computer science. To realize these objectives, the IEEE sponsors technical conferences, symposia and local meetings worldwide: publishes nearly 25% of the world’s technical papers in electrical, electronics and computer engineering; provides educational programs to keep its members’ knowledge and expertise state-of-the-art. The purpose of all these activities is two fold:
(1) to enhance the quality of life for all peoples through improved public awareness of the influences and applications of its technologies; and
(2) to advance the standing of the engineering profession and its members.
The IEEE, through its members, provides leadership in areas ranging from aerospace, computers and communications to biomedical technology, electric power and consumer electronics. For the latest research and innovations in the many diverse fields of electrical and electronics engineering, industry and individuals look to the IEEE.
IEEE membership is open to professionals with varying levels of academic accomplishment and work experience. Member, Senior Member and Fellow grades are limited to those who have achieved professional competence and recognition, as demonstrated by the college degrees they have received and/or by their work experience. Associate grade is open to certain technical and nontechnical applicants who may benefit by membership and participation in the IEEE and, also, to those individuals progressing through education and work experience toward Member grade. All members – Associate, Member, Senior Member and Fellow pay the same low membership dues and receive the same IEEE membership benefits and services, although Associates may not vote in IEEE elections or hold volunteer offices for which the grade of Member or higher is required. Student member applications are available upon request. Student members have substantially discounted dues and fees far below what other members pay.
The United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland (UKRI) Section of the IEEE has over 8,000 members. If you are an IEEE member and live in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, you are automatically a member of the UKRI Section. The Section is part of Region 8 which covers Europe, the Middle East and Africa. For more information about the region, visit the Region 8 Website.
The Section arranges 2 keynote lectures a year: one in the Spring (in conjunction with the AGM), and one in the Autumn, as shown on our Events page. Details of previous lectures can be found on our Documents page. Many other events are arranged by UKRI Chapters of IEEE Technical Societies. These events are held at venues throughout the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. For more details of these, see the Chapters pages.
The Section also produces a newsletter “UKRI News” which is mailed to all members of the Section. Back issues can be found on the News page.
The bylaws in PDF format can be downloaded using the link below: