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Whether you are at the beginning or nearing the end of your educational journey of discovery of the field, the IIR has a selection of content and services just for you!




Discover an exclusive collection of seminal informative documents from FRIDOC, the world’s most comprehensive database dedicated to refrigeration information; includes scientific and technical papers from IIR conferences, review articles, technical guides, and much more.


Private member benefit: Download quality information resources from the database for free. Find out more 


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The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) offers PhD, Master and Bachelor students the possibility of publishing their final thesis in the FRIDOC database - the largest database dedicated to refrigeration - and thus giving it greater visibility.

This assumes that the thesis covers a field related to refrigeration technologies or applications and that the thesis holder is from one of the 59 member countries of the IIR.

The holder of the thesis will have to provide his/her thesis in PDF format, indicate his/her nationality and give his/her agreement for the inclusion of the thesis in FRIDOC, specifying that there is no copyright conflict for its publication. The request for publication of PhD, Master and Bachelor theses should be sent to



The publication of theses by PhD, Master and Bachelor students in the FRIDOC database shall not constitute recognition or a guarantee of quality from the International Institute of Refrigeration. The use of the data and information contained in these theses as well as all the consequences resulting from this use, are the exclusive responsibility of the user.


Courses and training


Fine-tune your skills and find your next course or new training material covering a broad range of fields in refrigeration from across the globe.


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Encyclopedia of refrigeration


The IIR's Encyclopedia of Refrigeration brings together a set of synthetic articles on refrigeration technologies and applications. Rather than comprehensively covering a topic, they have been prepared with the objective of providing the main information, while referring the reader to various sources of additional information to go deeper into the subject, in FRIDOC in particular.


Consult the encyclopedia


IIR events 


Discover the latest developments in the sector and network with key stakeholders at upcoming flagship IIR conferences and co-sponsored conferences dedicated to all refrigeration technologies. 


Private member benefit: Enjoy reduced registration fees to IIR conferences in the equivalent of approximately a one-year membership fee. Find out more 


Consult the upcoming events 


International Dictionary of Refrigeration 


Never misinterpret a technical refrigeration word again! This online IIR tool provides definitions and translations of key scientific terms in 11 different languages.


Consult the Dictionary


Thematic files


The thematic files summarise essential information in 12 key fields of refrigeration. Prepared by the IIR or by experts from its network, the files present the major technological trends or the economic data of each field.


Consult the thematic files


Informatory Notes


Designed to meet the needs of decision-makers worldwide, IIR Informatory Notes summarise knowledge of key technologies and applications of refrigeration.


Private member benefit: Enjoy immediate and exclusive access to all IIR Informatory Notes. Find out more 


Consut the IIR Informatory Notes


Free 12-month IIR membership for students


If you are a student and have never been an IIR member,  you can apply for a free 12-month membership at the IIR if one of your teachers is an IIR member. Contact us.


Participation in the IIR's network


Each member country up to date with its contribution is entitled to a number of commission members depending on its category of membership.

In addition, the member country may propose an equivalent number of junior commission members (maximum 35 years of age on the day of their nomination). This proposal may come from any commission member and must be validated by the country's delegate and then by the president of the commission corresponding to the expertise of the person concerned. Junior commission members appear in the IIR Expertise Directory and benefit from a few services: 10 downloads in FRIDOC a year, full access to the newsletter and to all the IIR Informatory Notes, access to the IIR directories.


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