National Member Organizations

The following twenty-three countries were members of IIASA in 2014. Click on the country to read an overview of activities with IIASA in 2014. 


2015 was Australia's third year as a member country of IIASA with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) serving as National Member Organization. More


In 2015, Austrian institutions and IIASA collaborated on numerous projects from a new citizen observatory land use monitoring to projecting demographic change. More


Activities between Brazil and IIASA expanded in 2015 with new research collaborations and capacity building activities. More


Numerous collaborations between Chinese and IIASA researchers continued in 2015 in areas ranging from air pollution to food to water. A significant number of Chinese students took part in IIASA's programs for young scientists. More


Developing the first comprehensive, multi-model assessment of water availability and demand with researchers from IIASA, Egypt, and elsewhere was a key part of Egypt-related research at IIASA during 2015. More


Notable joint activities between IIASA and Finnish researchers in 2015 included the development of the Arctic Futures Initiative and analyses of resilience of regional economies. More


Joint studies in 2015 focused on the complex global systems that affect Germany, its economy, and its people. Research topics included negative emissions technologies (ways of removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere) and the links between climate policies and multiple sustainable development objectives. More


In 2015 applied systems analysis at IIASA brought a global perspective, interdisciplinary research expertise, and policy relevance to issues ranging from rural livelihoods in India to more sophisticated population projections. More


In 2015 joint activities between Indonesia and IIASA ranged from the assessment of competing uses of tropical forests to developing capacity among young Indonesian scientists for systems analysis. More


Activities between IIASA and Japanese researchers in 2015 advanced research methods and provided insights for policy in areas ranging from climate change to technology diffusion. More


Collaborations with Malaysian institutions were explored in the areas of tropical deforestation and renewable energy in 2015. More


Mexico’s membership of IIASA entered its second year in 2015. The Mexican National Committee for IIASA, which includes the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) and the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), serves as Mexico’s National Member Organization (NMO) to IIASA. More


In 2015 research collaborations between IIASA and Dutch researchers developed a range of research tools and methods in areas including agriculture, air pollution, and climate change. More


Research to improve the management of air pollution and the roll out of new energy technologies were among the productive collaborations between IIASA and Norwegian researchers in 2015. More


Collaborations with partners in Pakistan in 2015 explored air pollution, ways to increase agricultural productivity, and how Pakistan can capture the demographic dividend. More

Republic of Korea

In 2015 collaborations between researches from IIASA and the Republic of Korea ranged from researching the ecosystem services offered by forests to developing global scenarios of future water demand. More

Russian Federation

In 2015 IIASA and Russian researchers collaborated on a range of topics including the challenges and opportunities of Eurasian economic integration, uncertainty in future greenhouse gas emissions, and boreal forests.  More

South Africa

The Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program was again the highlight of joint activities between IIASA and South Africa in 2015.  More


In 2015 research collaborations shed light on resilience, negative emissions technologies, and pathways towards sustainable development. More


In 2015, the UK joined IIASA with the country’s Research Councils forming the National Member Organization. More


In 2015 researchers at IIASA and the Ukraine explored the integrated modeling of issues ranging from the food, energy, and water nexus to economic integration in Eurasia. More

United States of America

Highlights of the numerous collaborations between IIASA and US researchers in 2015 included global model comparisons in agriculture, governance of transboundary water resources, and identifying feasible pathways to achieving the sustainable development goals. More


Vietnam's membership of IIASA entered its second year in 2015 with its leading scientific and technological agency, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), serving as National Member Organization (NMO). More

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Last edited: 30 March 2016


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