What is IIW?

The International Institute of Welding (IIW) is an international association focused on the exchange of knowledge in the field of welding and allied technologies. IIW is a not-for-profit organization, and our members are the associations representing the sectors of welding and allied processes in their countries.

Researchers, industry practitioners and educators, students and young professionals from over 51 countries worldwide are all part of the collaborative working platform of the International Institute of Welding (IIW). This unique international cooperation is achieved through annual and intermediate meetings of IIW working units and boards, technical networking, shared projects, events, publications and web-based communications. The outcomes are shared worldwide – promoting optimum use and innovation in joining technologies, international standardisation, and quality through education, training, qualification and certification of individuals and companies for a safe and sustainable world.

Our values

  • IIW is committed to the advancement of welding and joining for a safer and sustainable world
  • IIW operates based on mutual respect for diversity, culture and languages

The IIW is a not-for-profit organisation governed by the Italian law; the members are welding institutes and associations representing their own Countries.

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Public grants, received in 2024 – 56.681,00 €