About IIW

What is IIW?

The International Institute of Welding (IIW) was founded in 1948 by the welding institutes or societies of 13 countries that considered it crucial to make more rapid scientific and technical progress possible on a global basis. The IIW membership today comprises welding associations from 55 countries worldwide, with ever more nations continually indicating interest.

Mission
To advance welding and joining through a worldwide network

Vision
The leading global community linking industry, research and education to the advancement of welding and joining for a safer and sustainable world

Our 'must win' battles to:
  • Have an Education, Training, Qualification and Certification (ETQ&C) system which meets the needs of industry and IIW members
  • Implement an effective organisational and management structure
  • Improve IIW’s visibility and impact through effective communication and marketing
  • Ensure the industrial relevance of IIW research best practice development and standardisation activities
  • Increase the value of involvement to all IIW stakeholders

The IIW is a not-for-profit organisation governed by the French Association law, funded by the Member Countries which pay an annual membership fee according to a scale designed to reflect, as equitably as possible, the dependence of each country on welding technology. Further income is derived from the sale of books and other documents and fees from the running of IIW Annual Assemblies and other events.

IIW CONSTITUTIONIIW 2019 AwardsIIW VALUES
IIW ANNUAL REPORTIIW WORKING UNITSIIW Technical Output

If you are interested in joining IIW as a member please direct your inquiry to the General Secretariat using the contact form.