IIASA in Brief - Information Kit

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is an independent, international research institute with National Member Organizations in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. 

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Through its research programs and initiatives, the institute conducts policy-oriented research into issues that are too large or complex to be solved by a single country or academic discipline. This includes pressing concerns that affect the future of all of humanity, such as climate change, energy security, population aging, and sustainable development. 

The results of IIASA research and the expertise of its researchers are made available to policymakers in countries around the world to help them produce effective, science-based policies that will enable them to face these challenges. 

On this page, you will find downloadable information about IIASA, its research, publications, and governance structure.

IIASA overview


This document (pdf) briefly presents IIASA, its member countries, its research and capacity building activities and its research quality. 

IIASA research scope, quality, and impact 


IIASA governance and evaluation


IIASA is governed by a Council that is made up of one representative of each of IIASA’s member countries. Along with various external advisory bodies, the Council also regularly evaluates IIASA’s work. Charts show the structure of these external bodies and IIASA’s internal organization

Activities with member countries


IIASA Info sheets include information on research partners, collaborations, capacity building and publications with individual countries.

Flyers, brochures, presentations


  • IIASA brochure (pdf)
  • About IIASA presentation (pptx)
  • Young Scientists Summer Program (pdf)
  • IIASA Postdoctoral Program (pdf
  • IIASA Alumni flyer(pdf)
  • IIASA Development flyer(pdf)

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Science to Policy Cycle at IIASA: Six Illustrations


The illustrations have been selected because they demonstrate the full life cycle of research at IIASA starting with the methodological and interdisciplinary advances which are then applied to studying global challenges in an integrative manner and leading to policy recommendations, which have resulted in positive impacts for economies, societies, and academia. 

  • Air pollution in Europe and Asia (pdf)
  • Population projections (pdf)
  • Energy and the Global Energy Assessment (pdf)
  • Evolution and Game Theory (pdf)
  • Multiple Risk Assessment and Foresight (pdf)
  • IIASA Contribution to the IPCC (pdf)

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Last edited: 06 December 2018

IIASA IN DEPTH

PUBLICATIONS

Rao N, Poblete Cazenave M, Bhalerao R, Davis KF, & Parkinson S (2019). Spatial analysis of energy use and GHG emissions from cereal production in India. Science of the Total Environment 654: 841-849. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.11.073.

Xu H, Tian Z, He X, Wang J, Sun L, Fischer G, Fan D, Zhong H, et al. (2019). Future increases in irrigation water requirement challenge the water-food nexus in the northeast farming region of China. Agricultural Water Management 213: 594-604. DOI:10.1016/j.agwat.2018.10.045.

Bechtel B, Alexander PJ, Beck C, Böhner J, Brousse O, Ching J, Demuzere M, Fonte C, et al. (2019). Generating WUDAPT Level 0 data – Current status of production and evaluation. Urban Climate 27: 24-45. DOI:10.1016/j.uclim.2018.10.001.

Kuil L, Carr G, Prskawetz A, Salinas JL, Viglione A, & Blöschl G (2019). Learning from the Ancient Maya: Exploring the Impact of Drought on Population Dynamics. Ecological Economics 157: 1-16. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2018.10.018.

Di Fulvio F, Forsell N, Korosuo A, Obersteiner M, & Hellweg S (2019). Spatially explicit LCA analysis of biodiversity losses due to different bioenergy policies in the European Union. Science of the Total Environment 651: 1505-1516. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.419.

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
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