YSSP News

Read the latest news from IIASA's annual 3-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP), as well as achievements of talented young researchers who have participated in the program.

13 July 2017
1994 YSSPer Andreas Zinggl

Andreas Zinggl is currently the Program Manager for Pakistan at Caritas, St. Pölten. He recently attended the YSSP 40th Anniversary Event, where he could reconnect with fellow 1994 YSSPers, and below he shares his YSSP experience.  More

19 June 2017
2009 YSSPer Zoe Chafe

Zoe Chafe recently gave a seminar at IIASA on "Household heating with solid fuels (wood, coal, dung, etc): Implications for air pollution, health, and climate change." Below she describes her current work, its importance, and the impact the YSSP.  More

12 June 2017
2016 YSSPer Maria Xylia

Maria Xylia is currently a PhD candidate at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and continues collaborating with colleagues in the IIASAEcosystems Services and Management Program. Below she shares her YSSP experience from the aspect of a female researcher.  More

30 May 2017
2003 YSSPer Peter van Grinsven

Peter van Grinsven was in theProcesses of International Negotiation Program as a 2003 YSSPer. His experience following IIASA includes a Senior Policy Adviser role to now being the Director of Corporate Development at the Royal Schiphol Group. Below he describes how the YSSP impacted him professionally.  More

23 May 2017
2010 YSSPer Jessica Jewell

Jessica first came to IIASA in 2010 as a participant in the YSSP and returned in 2011 joining the IIASA Energy Program. Below she describes the impacts of the YSSP on her work on energy security, nuclear energy and the political economy of energy transitions.  More

23 May 2017
2012 YSSPer Firdos Khan Yousafzai

Congratulations to Firdos Khan Yousafzai on his recent publication:Improved hydrological projections and reservoir management in the Upper Indus Basin under the changing climate. Below he mentions the impact of the YSSP.  More

15 May 2017
1997 YSSPer Brian Fath

Brian Fath participated in the 1997 YSSP and today is the scientific coordinator of the program as well as a summer Research Scholar within the Advanced Systems Analysis Program. The YSSP impacted not only his career, read more about how it turned his life upside down below.  More

10 April 2017
2006 YSSPer Sabine Fuss

Sabine Fuss works at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change in Berlin, Germany, but her first research position was with the IIASA Forestry Program. Below she describes her experiences at IIASA and how they have shaped her path and what she is working on today.  More

03 April 2017
Young scientists 2017 selected

The IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program has selected the successful applicants for 2017, which marks the 40th year of the program.  More

20 March 2017
1989 YSSPer David G. Victor

Below David Victor looks at how his 1989 YSSP experience impacted him.  More

19 February 2017
YSSP & Alumni Reception in Boston

IIASA alumni and former YSSPers are cordially invited to a reception at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University on Sunday,February 19th. We are looking forward to seeing those in the area!  More

13 February 2017
2013 YSSPer Talha Manzoor

2013 YSSPer Talha Manzoor describes below how the YSSP enabled him to pursue his current work and the impact it had on his research.  More

11 January 2017
Grasslands hold potential for increased food production

Managing grazing on grasslands in a more efficient way could significantly increase global milk and meat production or free up land for other uses.  More

11 January 2017
Recent publication by 2013 YSSPer Emilio L. Cano

Emilio L. Cano recently published a paper in Springer's TOP journal and began a new position at the University of Castilla-La Mancha as Assistant Professor. Below he describes the impact the Young Scientist Summer Program (YSSP) had on these achievements.  More

04 January 2017
Awards for young scientists

Four exceptional young scientists from the 2016 Young Scientists Summer Program will receive funding to continue their research projects at IIASA in 2017.  More

05 December 2016
2005 YSSPer Mari Myllymäki receives key project funding from the Academy of Finland

The Academy of Finland granted funding to 101 research projects under the key project funding scheme "Forging ahead with Research." Below Mari describes her research project that recently received this funding.  More

23 November 2016
Mapping Climate Justice by Julia M. Puaschunder

2016 YSSP Alumna describes below a new project at the New School in cooperation with the Parsons School of Design and the Harvard Law School, which was influenced by her YSSP experience.  More

19 September 2016
2016 YSSPer Yue Qin's Summer Experience

Yue Qin traveled from Princeton to spend this past summer at IIASA to work on environmental implications of China's natural gas policies. Below she shares her YSSP experience.  More

22 June 2016
Recent Publication by 2009 YSSPer Zachary Brown

Zachary Brown recently co-authored a paper published in Ecological Economics studying the links between urban development patterns and individual well-being.  More

10 June 2016
2011 YSSPer begins her postdoctoral career at IIASA

Anastasia Emelyanova’s involvement with IIASA transformed from three months during the YSSP to joining the World Population Program for joint work with the Arctic Futures Initiativeas a Research Scholar. Below she describes this journey and her current work on Arctic populations.  More

03 May 2016
1994 YSSPer Abdel-Hamid El-Kassas President of the Institute of National Planning in Cairo

During the IIASA Director General and CEO Prof. Dr. Pavel Kabat official visit to Egypt, he met with IIASA Alumnus Prof. Abdel-Hamid El-Kassas who is now the President of the Institute of National Planning in Cairo.  More

25 April 2016
2013 YSSPer Ville-Veikko Paunu back at IIASA

Ville-Veikko Paunu's relationship with IIASA spans far beyond the three months of YSSP. Read more about his current research on the Arctic.  More

18 April 2016
Former YSSPers come together in China

A Public Lecture by IIASA's Director General and CEO Pavel Kabat at Peking University brought together former YSSPers and their former supervisors.  More

12 April 2016
1993 YSSPer Katrina Korfmacher back at IIASA

Dr. Korfmacher recently visited her YSSP supervisor from 23 years ago and presented her current research to the RISK Program.  More

29 March 2016
Young scientists selected for 2016 summer program

The IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) has selected the successful applicants for the 2016 program, which runs from 1 June to 31 August.  More

18 January 2016
Awards support the next generation of systems analysis researchers

Expanded awards for young scientists will enable a growing number of outstanding researchers to conduct research at IIASA.  More

26 March 2015
Young scientists selected for summer program

The IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) has selected the successful applicants for the 2015 program, which runs from 1 June to 31 August.  More

09 January 2015
Joeri Rogelj awarded ETH Medal for thesis on climate science

Dr. Joeri Rogelj, a Research Scholar affiliated to IIASA’s Energy Program, has been awarded the highest distinction of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) for his PhD thesis on climate science, entitled “Uncertainties of low greenhouse gas emissions scenarios.”  More

08 January 2015
Fellowship winners extend research at IIASA

Four participants in IIASA’s 2014 Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) have been awarded fellowships to return to the Institute in 2015 and continue their research.  More

18 December 2014
Young scientists win Ukrainian presidential award

Four young scientists have won an award from the Ukrainian president for their forest and land use research in collaboration with IIASA.  More

04 November 2014
Young scientists program advances research in Africa

The Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program—a research capacity building program cooperatively offered by IIASA and South African partners—launches its third year at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa.  More

28 April 2014
Brazilian agricultural policy could cut global greenhouse gas emissions

Brazil may be able to curb up to 26% of global greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation by encouraging the intensification of its cattle production, according to a new study from researchers at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and international collaborators.  More

17 April 2014
Young scientists selected for summer program

IIASA’s Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) has finalized the participant list for the 2014 program, which begins in less than two months.  More

20 March 2014
A growing role for young scientists at IIASA

Additional opportunities in IIASA’s post-doctoral fellowship program and Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) will give more young scientists the chance to conduct research at the Institute.  More



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