The Austrian Academy of Sciences is the National Member Organization representing Austria. Austria is the host country of IIASA.

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Research collaborations between IIASA and Austria have been highly productive throughout IIASA’s history. Since 2008, this cooperation has involved over 50 Austrian organizations and led to over a thousand scientific publications.

Recent joint studies have included an in-depth assessment of climate change in Austria, analyses of demographic change in Austria, investigations into the potential of biofuels in Austria, and development of innovative techniques to collect land use data. Underpinning the joint work is systems analysis—one of the few research tools with the breadth and depth to explore complex global problems and how they impact countries.

Many young Austrian scientists are profiting from IIASA’s capacity building activities in systems analysis. As IIASA’s host country, Austria also benefits from the arrival of considerable international scientific talent to IIASA, and a significant amount of scientific exchange through events, lectures, and visits in addition to joint projects between IIASA researchers and Austrian institutions. In turn IIASA greatly benefits from a wide range of Austrian support, including the buildings (Schloss Laxenburg and the GP Building) that house the Institute. This IIASA Info Sheet provides summary of interactions between IIASA and Austria since 2008.

Opportunities for Austrian Researchers and Austrian Nationals at IIASA

Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP)

The YSSP at IIASA offers fellowships for PhD students to undertake a summer project on a topic related to the IIASA research agenda.  Applications for 2018 are now closed.                                                                            

Postdoctoral Opportunities

The Postdoctoral Program at IIASA offers fully funded research positions of up to two years to study topics related to the IIASA research agenda.                                                                                                                      

Employment   Opportunities

Currently IIASA employs approximately 170 scientific staff and 100 support staff. Preference for job applications is given to qualified applicants who are nationals of IIASA member countries. 


Latest research news:

18 March 2018
IIASA at the 8th World Water Forum

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat will lead a delegation of researchers to participate in the 8th World Water Forum, the world’s largest water related event, organized by the World Water Council.  More

15 March 2018
Project Manager

Vacancy 02/2018 - The Ecosystem Services and Management Program (ESM) is recruiting a Project Manager who will work within the Program to coordinate an international and interdisciplinary research project.  More

14 March 2018
2016 YSSPer Lu Liu

Lu Liu recently first-authored a paper published in Environmental Research Letters studying the potential of large-scale reservoirs to provide reliable surface water yields while also considering environmental flows within 235 of the world’s largest river basins.  More

06 March 2018
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Secretary-General Angel Gurría visits IIASA

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurira led a high-level OECD delegation to visit IIASA, the Secretary-General gave a special lecture titled "Better Policies to meet the Systemic Challenges of the 21st Century" at the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, which was followed by the signing of a new OECD-IIASA Memorandum of Understanding.  More

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Last edited: 16 January 2018


The Austrian Academy of Sciences

Gerhard Glatzel

Full Member of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences, Austrian IIASA-Commission, Austrian Academy of Sciences

The Austrian Academy of Sciences

Viktor Bruckman

Researcher and Assistant to Chair, Commission for Interdisciplinary Ecological Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Infosheet on IIASA activities with Austria

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313