24 April 2018
IIASA, Laxenburg

Think Austria – Strategy Unit of the Austrian Federal Chancellor visits IIASA

A delegation of Think Austria – Strategy Unit of the Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria, led by its Head and Special Advisor to the Federal Chancellor Dr. Antonella Mei-Pochtler, visited IIASA to learn more about the Institute’s research and to get a deeper understanding of IIASA models, tools and data.

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The future viability of Austria by providing policy solutions for mid- and long-term challenges is one of the main objectives of Think Austria – the new Strategy, Analysis and Planning Unit of the Federal Chancellor of Austria.

IIASA, working on solutions to the complex global challenges and being a leader in applied systems analysis, is privileged to offer its expertise to assist in implementing this important mission.

Through intense data gathering, computer modeling, and other advanced research methods, IIASA has a long-lasting history of providing Austria’s policymakers and academia with the essential numbers and tools to select the most effective policy measures on a large variety of global issues. The latter include reduction of air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions, planning a sustainable energy system, reduction of energy poverty, improvement of food security, financial disaster risk management, projection of future population, to name just a few. 

The visit of Think Austria delegation contributed to further developing IIASA’s productive relationship with the Republic of Austria - its Host country. At this IIASA is extremely grateful for a wide range of the Austrian Government support, including for making available imperial Schloss Laxenburg as IIASA's headquarters. During the visit of Think Austria delegation Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, IIASA Director General and Chief Executive Officer, and Institute’s leading scientists made comprehensive introduction to the main IIASA research activities. Ways of how to promote and intensify collaboration on topical for Austria research areas were discussed.

Meeting between IIASA representatives and Think Austria delegation © IIASA

IIASA and Austria

Research collaborations between IIASA and Austria have been highly productive throughout IIASA’s history. Since 2008, this cooperation has involved over 50 Austrian organizations and led to over a thousand scientific publications.

Recent joint studies have included an in-depth assessment of climate change in Austria, analyses of demographic change in Austria, investigations into the potential of biofuels in Austria, and development of innovative techniques to collect land use data. Underpinning the joint work is systems analysis - one of the few research tools with the breadth and depth to explore complex global problems and how they impact countries.

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