06 August 2019
During the visit Minister Rauskala met with IIASA Director General and Chief Executive Officer Albert van Jaarsveld and representatives of IIASA Programs to discuss scientific cooperation between IIASA and Austria and how to strengthen this further.
Minister Rauskala was introduced to the IIASA current research agenda, its Integrated Assessment Framework, and learnt more about IIASA-Austria research activities.
Recent joint studies focusing on Austria have included an in‑depth assessment of climate change, analyses of demographic change, investigations into the potential of biofuels, and the development of innovative techniques to collect land use data. Additionally, many young Austrian scientists are profiting from IIASA capacity building activities. 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.
H.E. Iris Rauskala was accompanied by Sandra Allmayer, member of her Cabinet, and Stefanie Nagel from the Department for International Research Cooperation of the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research.
L-R: Representative of the Department of International Research Cooperation of the Ministry Stefanie Nagel, Member of the Cabinet of the Minister Sandra Allmayer, Minister Iris Rauskala, IIASA Director General and CEO Albert van Jaarsveld © IIASA
IIASA and Austria
Research collaborations between IIASA and Austria have been highly productive throughout IIASA history. Since 2010, this cooperation has involved over 56 Austrian organizations and led to almost 2000 scientific publications.
As the IIASA host country, Austria also benefits from the arrival of considerable international scientific talent to IIASA, and a significant amount of scientific exchange through events, lectures, and visits in addition to joint projects between IIASA researchers and Austrian institutions.
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INFO SHEET ON IIASA ACTIVITIES WITH AUSTRIA
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