The value of International networking (Download our leaflet on Membership for overseas residents)
IOR membership is open to all individuals regardless of their geographical location. Our current membership spans 47 countries including the UK and with the number of overseas members continually growing the potential for international collaboration is increasing still further.
We currently have members in: Russia, Australia, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroun, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Dubai, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Northern Ireland, Pakistan, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, U.A.E., Uganda, USA, Zambia, Eire, Switzerland, the British Virgin Islands, and Wales.
Joining the IOR as an overseas member will also provide you with:
How to apply
You can apply for membership on line at www.ior.org.uk/membership. Annual Membership fees start at £65. There is no special application process for those resident or working overseas.
Your application should include as much detail as possible of your experience levels and qualifications. The IOR membership committee will make an evaluation of the equivalence of qualifications issued by overseas institutions. Copies of all relevant qualification certificates must therefore be emailed for consideration.
There are no additional membership requirements for those living and working overseas. However your application must be sponsored by an existing IOR member or someone who has been familiar with your work over a long period of time.
Membership fees can be paid by credit card or bank transfer. The fee charged will depend on the grade of membership allocated by the Committee. A one off joining fee of £20 is charged on application.
What our international members say
“ IoR keeps me well abreast with advance notification of events and hard copies of papers. Being so far away, it is difficult to attend IoR meetings at all, let alone on a regular basis, but I do not feel left out at all.” Member in Australia
”IOR has a good reputation and high professional standing. It is very useful being a member, even outside the UK, and there are many people in my country that are very interested in the benefits of membership.” Member in Mauritius
“I joined for information about technology and good practice, but also to gain contacts in the UK”. Member in Belgium
“The IOR is a true engineers’ Institute in the sense of concentrating on application know how and how to apply knowledge and research results. It has a strong emphasis on refrigeration technology application, irrespective of its end use”. Member in Australia