IIASA collaborates with over forty organizations in the Netherlands in areas ranging from air pollution to demographic change to flood resilience.

Map of the Netherlands

Map of the Netherlands

Research collaborations between IIASA and the Netherlands have been highly productive ever since the Netherlands joined IIASA in 1977. Since 2008, this cooperation has involved 45 Dutch organizations and led to over 300 joint scientific publications and a wide range of advice to policymakers working in areas from agriculture to demography to energy.

Joint studies focus on the complex global systems that affect the Netherlands, its economy, and its people. Research topics include identifying measures that simultaneously tackle air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, analyzing the impact of demographic change in the Netherlands and optimizing strategies to increase flood resilience. 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. IIASA’s collaborations are both applying these systems approaches and advancing the research methods especially in integrated assessment modeling.

Moreover, the next generation of system analysts are profiting from Dutch involvement in IIASA’s capacity building activities. This mutually beneficial relationship involves significant scientific exchange, with almost 360 visits from Dutch researchers, advisors, and diplomats to IIASA, and by IIASA researchers to events and institutions in the Netherlands. This IIASA Info Sheet provides a summary of interactions between IIASA and the Netherlands since 2008.

Opportunities for Dutch Researchers and Dutch 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. 

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

06 March 2018
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Secretary-General Angel Gurría visits IIASA

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurira led a high-level OECD delegation to visit IIASA, the Secretary-General gave a special lecture titled "Better Policies to meet the Systemic Challenges of the 21st Century" at the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, which was followed by the signing of a new OECD-IIASA Memorandum of Understanding.  More

05 March 2018
History of IIASAnet and IIASA Gateway, 1973-1991

IIASA alumnus Dr. István Sebestyén presents on the first permanent computer network connections for science and research between East and West – during and after the Cold War era and 10 years before the Internet.  More

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Last edited: 16 January 2018


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