IEEE Mission statement
IEEE's core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.
IEEE 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.
Advancing Technology for Humanity reminds the technology community and the world that IEEE stands at the forefront of technological change for the betterment of humanity. These four words are a reflection of the IEEE mission and vision, positioning statement, and brand promise. It is the hope that all individuals who see this tagline will better understand and appreciate the role that technology and IEEE play in creating a better tomorrow. IEEE accomplishes this overarching goal through its publications, conferences, educational programs, standards development, and IEEE members’ everyday research and professional activities.
There are more than 422,000 IEEE members in over 160 countries around the world. IEEE members are engineers, scientists, and allied professionals whose technical interests are rooted in electrical and computer sciences, engineering, and related disciplines.
The highest grade of membership, IEEE Fellow, is attained through nomination by peers and approval by the IEEE Board of Directors for distinction in the profession.