What is IIASA?
The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis is a scientific research institute located in Laxenburg, near Vienna, Austria.
Founded in 1972, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) conducts policy-oriented research into problems of a global nature that are too large or too complex to be solved by a single country or academic discipline.
IIASA is sponsored by its National Member Organizations in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Its research is independent and completely unconstrained by political or national self-interest.
Downloadable information about IIASA and its work. More
IIASA’s work is made possible through the generous support of a range of organizations and individuals that share the Institute’s objectives. More
Schloss Laxenburg, the headquarters of IIASA More
Founded to promote East-West scientific cooperation during the Cold War. Today, addressing the global challenges of the 21st century. More
IIASA uses advanced systems analysis to conduct policy-oriented research into the most pressing areas of global change – energy and climate change, food and water, poverty and equity – and their main drivers More
IIASA's integrated approach to energy and climate change is demonstrating the remarkable benefits of tackling related research problems simultaneously More
IIASA research concentrates on solution-oriented approaches within the following four integrative research themes: food security, integrated watershed management, optimizing multiple uses of terrestrial ecosystem services, and safeguarding sustainable seafood and aquatic ecosystems. More
IIASA research investigates the drivers of poverty and inequality, their impacts on human well-being and the environment, and the impacts of policies and general development on the poor and most vulnerable. More