Russian Federation

The Russian Academy of Sciences is the organization representing the Russian Federation’s membership of IIASA.

Map of Russia

Map of Russia

The Russian Federation (former Soviet Union) is one of the initiating founding member countries of IIASA. Since
its creation in 1972 with the idea of the leaderships of the USSR and the USA to use scientific cooperation
as a “bridge” for building relations between East and West, IIASA became a unique place where scientists
from Russia and other parts of the world could work together on topical global problems. Forty-five years of
continuous intensive cooperation proved to be beneficial and created long-term benefits. Recently a number of
new joint research initiatives with a large relevance to and also with involvement from the Russian Federation have been launched. Current projects include exploring challenges and opportunities of Eurasian economic integration, population aging in Russia, prevention and minimization of wildfires, Arctic futures assessment, and advancing the methods of systems analysis.

IIASA also maintains regular dialogue with relevant Russian ministries,  Administration of the President of the Russian Federation and many other institutions in order
to provide policymakers with solid research analysis. The scientific output from these numerous formal and informal activities is highly productive, with almost 800 joint publications since 2008.

This IIASA Info Sheet provides a summary of this expanding and mutually beneficial relationship since 2008.

Opportunities for Russian Researchers and Russian 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

05 March 2018
History of IIASAnet and IIASA Gateway, 1973-1991

IIASA alumnus Dr. István Sebestyén presents on the first permanent computer network connections for science and research between East and West – during and after the Cold War era and 10 years before the Internet.  More

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Last edited: 16 January 2018


The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)

Alexei Gvishiani

Director, Geophysical Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences

The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)

Tatiana E. Khromova

Secretary General, Institute of Geography Russian Academy of Sciences

The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)

Vladimir Kotlyakov

Institute of Geography Russian Academy of Sciences

Info Sheet on IIASA Activities with Russia

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