10 December 2012
During the trip, Nakicenovic took part in a bilateral science forum that highlighted scientific collaborations between Austria and the Argentine Republic. The forum was led off by Dr. Fischer, who highlighted IIASA as a key example of ties between Austria and the international research community. Fischer pointed out that IIASA has grown from a cold-war bridge between the East and the West into a leading international research organization working on global challenges.
Nakicenovic spoke to the forum about opportunities for collaboration with IIASA, as well as benefits for members, including participating in IIASA’s Young Scientists Summer Program. Nakicenovic also highlighted one of IIASA’s most famous collaborations with Argentinian researchers, the development of the Bariloche World Model, a paradigm-shifting model that provided new ideas for development and sustainability in the 1970’s.
The Science Forum involved important leaders of science policy in the two countries including: Dr. Meinhard Rauchensteiner, Austrian Presidential Advisor for Science, Arts and Culture; Dr. Friedrich Faulhammer, Secretary General of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research; Héctor Macros Timerman, Argentine Minister of Foreign Relations; and the Argentine Minister of Science, Technology and Innovative Production, Lino Barañao. During the event, representatives of leading universities in the two countries presented their activities, as well as notable collaborative research efforts between the two countries.
IIASA Deputy Director took part in an Austrian-Argentinian bilateral science forum on 4 December, 2012. ©Peter Lechner/HBF
Last edited: 10 December 2012
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