International Union of Radio Science (Union Radio Scientifique Internationale, URSI) was founded in 1919 to stimulate and coordinate international research, applications and communication in the field of radio science. URSI has local national committees in 35 countries.
The scientific activities of URSI are conducted in 10
scientific commissions. The commissionsorganize their own conferences and other scientific activities.
The Finnish National Committee has 14
institutional members, mainly universities, researchinstitutes and scientific organizations. Each institutional
member appoints 1 to 3 representatives to the National Committee.The National Committee organizes every year the
At the times of the foundation, developments in the field of electrical sciences took place mostly at radio frequencies. Today areas of URSI cover the whole electromagnetic spectrum, although the name URSI remains the same. The most important event of URSI is the General Assembly which is organized every third year. "The Review of Radio Science" that covers the main scientific achievements in selected areas during the past three years is published in connection of the General Assembly.