Established in 1972 and located in Laxenburg, Austria, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) addresses critical issues of global concern, such as climate change, energy, food and water security, population change, land use, atmospheric pollution, and risk analysis. As IIASA is non-governmental, it is independent and provides non-political, unbiased, science-based perspectives.
IIASA is funded in large part by National Member Organizations (NMOs)—scientific institutions that are “representative of the relevant scholarly community of the country." As well as providing critical financial support, each NMO nominates one representative to IIASA's governing Council. The Council provides strategic research direction to IIASA, appoints the Institute Director, and provides oversight of the Institute's development. NMOs, via their in-country scientific committees, facilitate the establishment of research and other networks, linking the IIASA research community with those of the NMO countries themselves. IIASA has 21 member organizations representing Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
Last edited: 18 September 2013
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313