IIASA Council

The Council is the governing body of the Institute. It sets IIASA strategy, determines financial and managerial policies along with IIASA research areas, and provides oversight of the Institute among other roles and responsibilities.    



The Council is the governing body of the Institute and is responsible for establishing relations with governments and multi-national bodies; for determining financial and managerial policies, and subject areas for research of the Institute; and for ensuring that the activities of the Institute are in line with its objectives, the provisions of this Charter and the interest of member institutions.

The Council appoints the Institute’s Director General (DG) and CEO, Deputy DG/Deputy CEO upon the proposal of the DG/CEO, and the following committees to carry out its work and achieve IIASA’s mission and objectives:

More details on the roles and the responsibilities of the IIASA governing Council can be found in the IIASA Charter, which was signed by all founding member countries in 1972 and subsequently by each new member country.

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Last edited: 19 September 2019


Sanja Drinkovic

IIASA Governing Council Secretary


Directorate - DG

T +43(0) 2236 807 589

IIASA Leaders

IIASA Director General and CEO: Dr. Albert van Jaarsveld

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313