For nearly forty years IIASA and Swedish researchers have collaborated on a wide range of research projects. Recently since 2008, research collaborations have shed light on tackling climate change in Sweden, on smarter ways to manage Swedish forests, and on the transition to a sustainable energy system in Sweden. Other projects have explored global issues that affect Sweden such as the future of the Arctic, declining fish stocks, and European air pollution.
Relations with policymakers include the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, the Swedish Energy Agency, and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, and of Enterprise, Energy and Communications. More postdoctoral students from Sweden than from any other IIASA member country have developed their research skills at IIASA since 2008, and 24 doctoral students have participated in IIASA’s programs for young scientists. Scientific exchange between IIASA and Sweden is bolstered by over 135 visits to IIASA by Swedes and over 175 visits by IIASA researchers to Sweden. All these activities have contributed to producing nearly 200 peer-reviewed publications since 2008. This Info Sheet summarizes activities between IIASA and Sweden since 2008.
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.
The Postdoctoral Program at IIASA offers fully funded research positions of up to two years to study topics related to the IIASA research agenda.
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.
An IIASA model helped inform a new tool for cities to optimize electric bus systems, which has now been used in Sweden’s first wireless charging bus system, launched in December. More
Last edited: 16 January 2018
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