IIASA collaborates with over 20 research partners in Brazil to use systems analysis to better understand the global challenges facing the country and wider Latin American region.

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Research collaborations between Brazil and IIASA have intensified since Brazil became a member of IIASA in 2011. New research projects are using the tools of systems analysis to find the smartest ways for Brazil to achieve sustainable agriculture and land management strategies that reduce deforestation. Other projects have focused on energy: Ranging from long-term energy planning, to learning from Brazil’s leadership in the use of ethanol fuel, to advancing understanding of the complex global energy system and its multiple connections with Brazil’s economy, environment, and society. IIASA is also working with Brazilian agencies to build capacity in systems approaches to national and international policy issues, including support for Brazilian participation in IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program, specialized training in model development and application, and a new partnership with the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) to bring Brazilian postdoctoral scholars to IIASA. Knowledge transfer between Brazil and IIASA is also facilitated through multiple exchanges with Brazilian researchers working at or visiting IIASA, and IIASA researchers visiting and attending events in Brazil. 

Opportunities for Brazilian Researchers and Brazilian 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:

09 July 2018
Brazil’s Forest Code can balance the needs of agriculture and the environment

If fully implemented, Brazil’s Forest Code, an environmental law designed to protect the country’s native vegetation and regulate land use, will not prevent growth in Brazilian agriculture, according to new IIASA-led research.  More

27 June 2017
Safeguarding sustainability through forest certification mapping

How can we ensure forest protection and sustainable forest biomass production at the same time? A first-ever global map of certified forest areas, based on a participatory and collaborative mapping approach, contributes to the answer.  More

20 April 2017
Restoring tropical forests for a sustainable future

The new RESTORE+ project brings together ten international partners to develop policy-oriented solutions for tropical forest restoration in Indonesia, Brazil, and the Congo.  More

05 April 2017
Wealth, culture, and cost affect household appliance purchases

As incomes rise, people buy more big appliances like washing machines, refrigerators, and televisions. But the link between income and appliance ownership is more complicated than is assumed.  More

07 October 2015
Study on land use change underlies Brazil’s climate commitment

A new report from an international consortium including IIASA researchers provides the scientific guidance on deforestation and land use change to support Brazil in developing an evidence-based climate pledge.  More

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Last edited: 10 October 2018


The Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES)

Concepta (Connie) McManus Pimentel

Director of International Relations, The Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES)

The Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES)

Cyntia Sandes Oliveira

International Relations Advisor, The Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education(CAPES)


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