The People's Republic of China became a member of IIASA in 2002, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) is China’s National Member Organization.

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Research collaborations between IIASA and the People’s Republic of China (China) have been highly productive since China became a national member of IIASA in 2002 through the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

Multiple research collaborations with partners ranging from universities to institutions of the Chinese Academy of Sciences to governmental bodies have brought new insights to the challenges that China faces. In particular, IIASA applied systems analysis has brought a global perspective and interdisciplinary research expertise to Chinese agricultural policy, demography, energy scenarios, air pollution, and risk mitigation among others. Greater collaboration with IIASA has also contributed to China’s research base through enhancing modeling knowledge and skills. And joint projects have brought Chinese researchers into contact with the Institute’s global network of around 3,500 scholars and 700 research partners. These formal and informal connections, including projects initiated by IIASA and NSFC, have resulted in almost 350 joint publications since 2010. IIASA academic training programs have also been successfully building the next generation of systems analysts in China. This IIASA Info Sheet provides a summary of this growing and mutually beneficial relationship since 2010.

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Last edited: 11 September 2017


The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

Congqiang Liu

Vice President, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

Chuang Zhao

Program Officer, Division for Asia, Africa and International Organization, Bureau of International Cooperation, National Natural Science Foundation of China


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