Mexican national interests are integrally connected to complex global systems that impinge on the country, its
economy, and its people. Systems analysis is one of the few research tools that has the breadth and depth to explore complex problems across multiple sectors, regions, and timeframes. And developing expertise in systems analysis was one of the reasons that Mexico joined IIASA in 2014. Establishing multinational and multidisciplinary teams of researchers is a key building block in IIASA’s work and existing productive partnerships between researchers at IIASA and 12 Mexican organizations, as documented in this Info Sheet, show significant potential for closer collaborations.
Other prospects for future IIASA-Mexican collaborations include developing bespoke Mexican versions of IIASA’s global models, conducting international assessments in areas of Mexican strategic interest, partnering with Mexican institutions to win international research grants, and contributing to Mexican science diplomacy. Further, young Mexican scientists have already developed skills in systems analysis by participating IIASA’s capacity building activities, but again there are substantial possibilities to expand such activities. By mapping recent interactions between IIASA and Mexico since 2008, this IIASA Info Sheet aims to identify (1) existing productive collaborations, (2) activities that could be relatively easily expanded, and (3) gaps in research priorities that would benefit from new attention and investment.
Last edited: 26 April 2017
INFOSHEET ON IIASA ACTIVITIES WITH MEXICO
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313