Research Programs

There are currently nine IIASA research programs carrying out research into the dynamics of global change. These programs use holistic approaches and effective, interdisciplinary collaborations to identify the multiple solutions needed to bring about a global transformation to true sustainability.





The IIASA research programs are shown in the interactive diagram above. The outer circles show the current nine research programs and the proposed new Global Health Program. The inner circle represents integrated research activities at IIASA. Importantly, the diagram shows how each of the research programs intersect and contribute to these integrated projects, an increasing focus of IIASA research.

In addition to contributing to large-scale integrated projects and cross-cutting initiatives, each research program is responsible for undertaking research and maintaining and developing core competencies in their areas of expertise. It must be stressed that the IIASA research programs are not discipline-based, but are themselves interdisciplinary and house a diversity of scientific expertise, across the natural (e.g., biology, chemistry), physical (e.g., physics, mathematics, engineering), and social sciences (e.g., economics, demography, geography) that together focus on a particular research theme.


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Last edited: 20 April 2016

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