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Iso initiatives on education and innovation

ISO initiatives on Education and Innovation

COPANT - April 2014

Kevin McKinley

ISO Deputy Secretary-General

Why bother

Standards - the best thing the youngergeneration have neverheard of

  • economic, environmental, societalsustainability

  • specifications

  • best practice

    Standards - a way of gettingacademicresearch to market

    Standards - a way of helpingacademic institutions become more efficient and effective

    Standards – a way of helpingstudentslearn

T eaching standardization

Knowledge, skills, attitudes and experience in standardization add value to professions and roles in many fields

Increased students' awareness of the nature, impact and benefits of standards to markets and society, improves their ability to contribute to company performance and public welfare

Iso collaboration with academia
ISO Collaboration withAcademia

  • ISO recognizes essential contribution from academia & has developed initiatives to:

    • Demonstrate appreciation of academia’s work

    • Encourage & support broader engagement of academia in standardization

    • Promote cooperation at many levels

Today’s students are the managers and professionalsof the future!

Iso initiatives on education and innovation

Topics for today

Iso initiatives on education and innovation

A repository of resources and teaching materials.

Repository of teaching materials
Repository of teachingmaterials

COPANT General Meeting -- 20-24 April 2014

Initiatives in education about standardization
Initiatives in education about standardization

Wsc academic day ices conference
WSC Standards Cooperation academic days.Academic Day & ICES Conference

Iso initiatives on education and innovation

WSC Standards Cooperation academic days.Roundtable – Washington DC

80 participants

20+ universities, including 10 Management Schools

15 CEOs and senior managers of National Standards Bodies

35 senior managers representingIndustry, Government and North-American Standards DevelopingOrganizations

Iso initiatives on education and innovation

  • ISO/SABS /KATS institutions in developing countries.regional workshop, Centurion, South Africa, 19-21 November2013

  • COPANT General Meeting -- 20-24 April 2014

  • ISO/KATS regional workshop, Bali, 7-9 May 2012

  • ISO Contribution to the workshop “Standards for Africa - ANOR/RNF /COMNOR workshop, Yaoundé, Cameroon, 19-20 February, 2013

  • ISO/ABNT /KATS regional workshop, São Paulo, Brazil, 15-17 April 2013

New iso publication in development
New ISO publication in institutions in developing countries.development

Guidance on good practices and success factors in developing or strengthening education about standardization.

Developed on basis of information, ideas & recommendations from regional workshops – see previous slide

Iso initiatives on education and innovation

Contribution to postgraduate courses institutions in developing countries.

Iso initiatives on education and innovation

COPANT General Meeting -- 20-24 April 2014 institutions in developing countries.

Programme outline
Programme outline institutions in developing countries.



16. Strategic Planning of SustainableBusiness

17. Management Systems Standards for Sustainablity

18. Impact Assessment and RiskManagement

19. ConformityAssessment

1. Quantitative Methods

2. Methodologies of Public Policy Assessment

3. Development

4. Economics of Globalization

5. The Socioeconomic Impact of Globalization

6. International PoliticalEconomy of Standards Setting

7. Sociology of ContemporaryCapitalism

8. ParticipatoryGovernance

9. Governance of Global SupplyChains

10. Environmental Policy

11. Health Policy

12. Labour Market Policy

13. Organizations

14. Corporatecitenzship

15. Voluntary Consensus-Based Standards





5 Elective Courses


Internship + Thesis


Internship and thesis
Internship and thesis institutions in developing countries.

Internship with International organizations, multinational companies and NGOs available to students after 1 year

Supervision by company / organization & professor from University of Geneva

Outcome - an internship report / dissertation

First graduates in june july 2013
First Graduates in June-July 2013 institutions in developing countries.

6 students (of the first, pilot edition)

5 now employed:

  • World Bank

  • UNEP

  • SR Consulting

  • NGO

  • LeadingChineseretailer

    One completing his military service

Iso deliverables
ISO Deliverables institutions in developing countries.

Five courses (each one worth 3-credits, for 24 lecture hours)

Over 2,000 PPT slides

About 2,000 pages of selected reading material

Contributions of ~20 external experts including senior managers from international organizations, companies, NGOs and professors from other universities

All available to ISO members

New developments
New developments institutions in developing countries.

Trisakti University and BSN (Indonesia) launching Masters programme on standardization, using ISO materials

ESSTIC EcoleSupérieure des Sciences et Techniques de l'Information et de la Communication, Yaoundé, Cameroon, developing Masters programme withregional scope, in partnershipwith ANOR and ISO

Cooperation ongoing with Technical University of Berlin (Germany), Tokyo University (Japan), George Washington University (USA), Northwestern University (USA) and others

Iso initiatives on education and innovation

  • Developed between March and institutions in developing countries.August 2013

  • Over 260 publications selected and referenced

  • Main sources:

    • ISO/CS internal information

    • ISO members

    • Contributions fromvarious experts

Thank you
Thank you institutions in developing countries.

Courses developed and managed by iso 1
Courses developed and managed by ISO (1) institutions in developing countries.

Voluntary, consensus based standards

Notion of “standard” and its various characterizations

Classification of different types of standards, standards developing organizations and analysis of different standardization systems

History of modern standardization

Standards developmentprocesses and procedures

Standards in economics, and International trade

The value of standards and how otmeasureit

Standards and public policies

Standars and innovation

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Courses developed and managed by ISO (2) institutions in developing countries.

Strategic planning of sustainable business

Notion of “sustainable development” and its historical evolution

Key concepts related to sustainable development (e.g. Human Well-being, Carrying Capacity, Ecological Footprint, Triple Bottom Line, …)

The «Capital approach» to sustainable development – operationalizing sustainability management

The contribution of standards to sustainability

Social Responsibility and the ISO 26000 standard

Sustainability in the framework of companystrategy

Courses developed and managed by iso 3
Courses developed and managed by ISO (3) institutions in developing countries.

Notion and characteristics of “management systems”

Overview of the historical development of management systems and related standards

Detailed analysis of four management systems and of the related ISO standards:

  • Quality management system (QMS, ISO 9001)

  • Environmental management system (EMS, ISO 14001)

  • Food safety management system (FSMS, ISO 22000)

  • Energy management system (EnMS, ISO 50001)

    Implementation of management system standards in different subject areas, industry sectors and types of companies (through case studies)

Management systems standards for sustainability

Courses developed and managed by iso 4
Courses developed and managed by ISO (4) institutions in developing countries.

Impact Assessment and Risk Management

Notion of “risk”, typology of risks and associated key concepts

Analysis of the core principles of risk management and description of the framework and generic process for managing any type of risk in a transparent and systematic manner – as set forth by the ISO 31000 standard Risk management -- Principles and guidelines.

Detailed analysis of the risk assessment and risk treatment processes, with related techniques and tools

Analysis of assessment and treatment of risk in different industries(through case studies)

Introduction to “impact assessment” as a discipline, description of impact assessment techniques with an overview of its various applications

Courses developed and managed by iso 5
Courses developed and managed by ISO (5) institutions in developing countries.

Notion of “conformity assessment” and its various characterizations (for products, systems, services)

Relevant definitions regarding conformity assessment and the practices associated to it

Role of conformity assessment in the framework of national quality infrastructures

Overview of the conformity assessment landscape, covering:

  • the various conformity assessment activities (testing, inspection, certification, etc.) and the plurality of conformity assessment schemes

  • the key institutions and the various types of organizations involved in conformity assessment

  • the most important standards and guides covering conformity assessment practices, with particular attention to those from ISO and IEC

Conformity Assessment