Malaysia officially became a member of IIASA in 2011 through the Academy of Sciences of Malaysia.

Map of Malaysia

Map of Malaysia

Since joining IIASA, Malaysian researchers have started collaborating with IIASA researchers on projects focused on understanding and improving air quality, sustainable land management, the changing energy landscape, and projecting demographics in Malaysia.

Beyond continuing these new research collaborations, there is significant opportunity to grow the relationship between IIASA and Malaysia’s scholarly community. Opportunities for additional collaborations include developing bespoke Malaysian version of IIASA global models, conducting international assessments in areas of Malaysian strategic interests, partnering with Malaysian institutions to win international research grants, and contributing to Malaysian science diplomacy.

Additionally, capacity building through greater scientific exchange via researching at or visiting IIASA, or taking part in IIASA programs for young scientists, will also be a priority for the partnership. This IIASA Info Sheet provides a summary of this expanding relationship since 2011.

Opportunities for Malaysian Researchers and Malaysian 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:

20 March 2018
Leena Ilmola-Sheppard gave a talk at the Towards Green Smart Cities in the IoT Era workshop

The Future Earth/Global Carbon Project International Workshop on Towards Green Smart Cities in the IoT Era took place on 19-21 March, 2018 at the Ito International Research Center, University of Tokyo, Japan and was dedicated to sustainable development of Smart Cities.  More

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

12 March 2018
Lecture by Prof. Lassi Heininen at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Dr. Lassi Heininen, Professor at University of Lapland and Senior Research Scholar (associate) at IIASA, lectured at Masaryk University in Brno, the Czech Republic on March 12, 2018. The lecture was titled “Actors in Global Politics”, and it was a part of the “Global Politics” BA course for group of Czech and foreign students.  More

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Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)

Asma Ismail

President, Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)

Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)

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