Egypt became a member of IIASA in 2003, and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) is Egypt’s National Member Organization.

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Egypt became a member of IIASA in 2003 through the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology.

Since 2010,research collaborations between IIASA and Egypt have involved 13 Egyptian organizations and led to 30 scientifipublications in areas ranging from demography to renewable energy. Joint studies focus on the complex global systems that affect Egypt, its economy, environment, and people.

Research topics include analyzing the challenges and opportunities of developing large-scale renewable energy infrastructure in Egypt and the surrounding region modeling agriculture and water sustainability, and projecting Egypt’s future population. Underpinning the joint work is systems analysis—one of the few research tools with the breadth and depth to explore these complex problems across multiple sectors, countries, and timeframes.

Moreover, the next generation of system analysts are profiting from Egyptian involvement in IIASA capacity building activities. This mutually beneficial relationship involve scientific exchange, with 45 Egyptians participating in IIASA events and almost 20 visits from Egyptian researchers, advisors, and diplomats to IIASA, and by IIASA researchers to events and institutions in Egypt.

Opportunities for Egyptian Researchers and Egyptian 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.

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Project Manager

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Last edited: 24 January 2018


Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT)

Mahmoud M. Sakr

President, Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT)

Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT)

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Senior Translator and Scientific Relations Specialist, The Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT)


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