What is IIASA?

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis is a scientific research institute located in Laxenburg, near Vienna, Austria.

Schloss Laxenburg, home of IIASA

Schloss Laxenburg, home of IIASA

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, Oceania and the Americas. Its research is independent and completely unconstrained by political or national self-interest.

IIASA in Brief - Information Kit

Here you will find downloadable information about IIASA, its research, publications and governance structure. 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

Location: Schloss Laxenburg

Schloss Laxenburg, the headquarters of IIASA More

History of IIASA

Founded to promote East-West scientific cooperation during the Cold War. Today, addressing the global challenges of the 21st century. More

IIASA's Research

Overview of Research at IIASA

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

Energy and Climate Change

IIASA's integrated approach to energy and climate change is demonstrating the remarkable benefits of tackling related research problems simultaneously. More

Food and Water

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

Poverty and Equity

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

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Last edited: 17 June 2014

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313