IIASA and Norway have been research collaborators since IIASA was established in 1972. In 1996 Norway became a formal member of IIASA via The Research Council of Norway.

Map of Norway

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For nearly twenty years researchers from IIASA and Norway have collaborated on a wide range of research
activities. Since 2008, this cooperation has involved 18 Norwegian organizations resulting in over 150 joint scientific publications and a range of advice to policymakers working in areas from air pollution control to sustainable energy systems. Joint studies focus on the complex global systems that affect Norway, 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 Norway and investigating approaches to reducing deforestation.

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. Moreover, young Norwegian scientists are developing their skills in systems analysis in IIASA’s capacity building activities. This mutually beneficial relationship
involves scientific exchange, with almost 150 visits from Norwegian researchers, advisors, and diplomats to IIASA, and by IIASA researchers to events and institutions in Norway. This IIASA Info Sheet provides a summary of interactions between IIASA and Norway since 2008.

Opportunities for Norwegian Researchers and Norwegian 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:

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


The Research Council of Norway (RCN)

Kirsten Broch Mathisen

Special Adviser, Division for Energy, Resources and the Environment, The Research Council of Norway

The Research Council of Norway (RCN)

Inger-Ann Ulstein

Special Adviser and Coordinator Norway-Global Partner (NORGLOBAL), Division for Society and Health, Department for Cooperation and Development Research, The Research Council of Norway


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