IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Below, you can find IEEE’s mission and vision statements.

Mission Statement

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

Vision Statement

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.

Core Values

  • Trust: being a trusted and unbiased source of technical information, and forums, for technical dialog and collaboration.
  • Growth and nurturing: encouraging education as a fundamental activity of engineers, scientists, and technologists at all levels and at all times; ensuring a pipeline of students to preserve the profession.
  • Global community building: cultivating active, vibrant, and honest exchange among cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary global communities of technical professionals.
  • Partnership: promoting a culture of respect for the employee and volunteer, valuing contributions at all levels of the organization, investing in training and development to enhance capabilities, empowering individuals to make a positive difference, and building a membership organization based on a strong volunteer-staff partnership to serve the profession.
  • Service to humanity: leveraging science, technology, and engineering to benefit human welfare; promoting public awareness and understanding of the engineering profession.
  • Integrity in action: fostering a professional climate in which engineers and scientists continue to be respected for their exemplary ethical behavior and volunteerism.

IEEE Quick Facts

  • IEEE has:
    • More than 423,000 members in more than 160 countries, more than 50 percent of whom are from outside the United States
    • More than 117,000 Student members
    • 334 Sections in ten geographic Regions worldwide
    • 2,116 Chapters that unite local members with similar technical interests
    • 3,005 Student Branches at colleges and universities in over 100 countries
    • 1,481 Student Branch chapters of IEEE technical societies
    • 486 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, Young Professionals (YP), Women in Engineering (WIE), Life Members (LM), and IEEE Entrepreneurship
    • Has 39 Societies and seven technical councils representing the wide range of IEEE technical interests
    • More than 4 million documents in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library, with more than 8 million downloads each month
    • Has over 1,300 active standards and more than 500 standards under development
    • Publishes approximately 200 transactions, journals, and magazines
    • Sponsors more than 1,800 conferences in 95 countries while:
      • Partnering with more than 1,300 non-IEEE entities globally
      • Attracting more than 485,000 conference attendees
      • Publishing more than 1,500 conference proceedings via IEEE Xplore
    • *Data current as of 31 December 2016. This information is updated annually.