Russian Federation

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

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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 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:

26 September 2017
Land, forest, and cropland data now available

Three new data sets, developed with input from citizen scientists and the IIASA scientific network, have been fully documented and published in a new Nature open access journal.  More

03 February 2017
Study traces black carbon sources in the Russian Arctic

Transport and residential heating could be responsible for a greater contribution of black carbon in the Russian Arctic compared to gas flaring or power plants, according to new research.  More

13 January 2017
Russian Demographic Data Sheet 2016

The first Russian Demographic Data Sheet provides a comprehensive look at key demographic indicators and main population trends for all Subjects of the Russian Federation, including population projection for 2035.  More

24 November 2016
Lisbon to Vladivostok: How could deeper economic integration work?

Deep economic cooperation between the EU, the Eurasian Economic Union, and their neighbors in the long term was the focus of the pilot phase of an IIASA project that concluded with a final workshop this week. The event brought together an international group of economists, modelers, and other experts.  More

06 November 2012
Russia Burning

November, 2012: A Q&A with IIASA’s Anatoly Shvidenko on heat, fire and climate change in the Russian forests  More

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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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