Malaysia

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 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.


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Is Asia facing a coming water crisis?

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Injecting biomethane into Malaysia’s natural gas grid

Options Winter 2017/18: Biomethane could have a tremendous impact in Malaysia, but its adoption in the country is highly dependent on the presence of suitable transport infrastructure.  More

27 June 2017
Safeguarding sustainability through forest certification mapping

How can we ensure forest protection and sustainable forest biomass production at the same time? A first-ever global map of certified forest areas, based on a participatory and collaborative mapping approach, contributes to the answer.  More

21 July 2016
Can palm oil be sustainable?

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Last edited: 03 October 2018

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Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)

Asma Ismail

Vice President, Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)

Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)

Hazami Habib

Chief Operating Officer, Academy of Sciences Malaysia

INFO SHEET ON IIASA ACTIVITIES WITH MALAYSIA (PDF)

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