Starting with March 2022, the National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics - ICI Bucharest became a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the specialized agency of the United Nations for information and communication technology (ICT).
ITU promotes ICT innovation, together with its 193 Member States and more than 900 members, its main goal being to shape the global standard that encourages the seamless interconnection of a wide range of communications systems.
ICI Bucharest is the only research, development and innovation institute in the field of ICT in Romania, promoting excellence in this regard, for a better integration in the European and international research space. As an ITU member, the institution aims to strengthen partnerships with decision-makers, regulators, industry players, to create learning opportunities, to develop skills in ICT and digital progress, through knowledge transfer within regional and global events and to contribute to the evolution of the information society.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) was established in 1865, making it the oldest UN agency. ITU allocates global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develops the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strives to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide
Romania has been an ITU member since 1866, just one year after the foundations of what is today the most important center of expertise and the only global forum in the field of telecommunications and information technology were laid.