In 1972 US and USSR leaders established IIASA during the Cold War as an initiative to use scientific cooperation to build bridges between the East and West. Today, IIASA has 23 member countries representing 71% of the world’s economy and 63% of the world’s population.
Each country with IIASA membership has a National Member Organizations (NMO) which represents the scholarly community of the country and acts as a bridge to link their research and policy communities to IIASA. As well as providing critical financial support, each NMO nominates one representative to IIASA governing Council. The Council provides strategic research direction to IIASA, appoints the Institute Director, and provides oversight of the Institute's development.
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International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313