Russian Federation

The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) 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.

RAS has established a national IIASA committee for Russia, which is chaired by Vladimir Kotlyakov, Director of the Institute of Geography, RAS along with Vice-Chairs Alexei Gvishiani, Director of the Geophysical Center, RAS and Igor Sheremet, Deputy Director of Science at the Russian Foundation of Basic Research. The committee is made up of 40 distinguished Russians both from academia, including many of the RAS institutes and Lomonosov Moscow State University, and policymakers, including representatives from relevant Russian ministries and agencies.

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:

18 March 2019
Wittgenstein Centre Data Explorer Version 2.0

Data on the educational attainment of the population of some 200 countries (and regions) are now available in the Version 2.0 of the Human Capital Data Explorer.  More

15 January 2019
Russian Demographic Data Sheet 2019

The second 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 2050.  More

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

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Last edited: 16 January 2019


The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)

Vladislav Panchenko

Chair of the Council, Russian Foundation for Basic Research

The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)

Tatiana E. Khromova

Secretary General, Institute of Geography Russian Academy of Sciences

Info Sheet on IIASA Activities with Russia

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