Austria

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

Map of Austria

Map of Austria

Research collaborations between IIASA and Austria have been highly productive throughout IIASA history. Since 2010, this cooperation has involved over 55 Austrian organizations and led to over a 1,900 scientific publications.

Recent joint studies focused on Austria, have included an in‑depth assessment of climate change, analyses of demographic change, investigations into the potential of biofuels, and the development of innovative techniques to collect land use data. Additionally, many young Austrian scientists are profiting from IIASA capacity building activities. 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.

As the IIASA 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 that house the Institute. This IIASA Info Sheet provides a summary of interactions between IIASA and Austria since 2010.













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 2019 are now being accepted until 11 Jan 2019.                                 


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:

27 November 2018
Best Paper Award for IIASA demographers

World population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz and Senior Researcher Jesus Crespo Cuaresma were awarded the 2018 WU City of Vienna Best Paper Award.  More

19 September 2017
Citizen science targets land-use change in Austria

FotoQuest GO—a citizen science campaign aimed at collecting observations of land use and land cover across Austria—launches this week. Researchers hope it will bring a leap forward in community-based land-use change monitoring.  More

21 August 2017
Before the flood: What drives preparedness?

More targeted efforts are needed from both the public and private insurance sectors in order to encourage people to take action to reduce their risk of flood damage, according to a new study of three European countries.  More

23 September 2016
New study assesses human capital of asylum seekers

Who are the refugees who fled to Austria in the fall of 2015? In a new study, researchers have assessed the skills, attitudes, and values of asylum seekers and refugees who arrived in Austria last summer and fall.  More



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Last edited: 22 November 2018

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The Austrian Academy of Sciences

Christian Koeberl

Director General, Natural History Museum Vienna and Deputy Head, Department of Lithospheric Research, University of Vienna

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

Further information

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