The Russian Federation (former Soviet Union) is one of the initiating founding member countries of IIASA. Since
its creation in 1972 with the idea of the leaderships of the USSR and the USA to use scientific cooperation
as a “bridge” for building relations between East and West, IIASA became a unique place where scientists
from Russia and other parts of the world could work together on topical global problems. Forty-five years of
continuous intensive cooperation proved to be beneficial and created long-term benefits. Recently a number of
new joint research initiatives with a large relevance to and also with involvement from the Russian Federation have been launched. Current projects include exploring challenges and opportunities of Eurasian economic integration, population aging in Russia, prevention and minimization of wildfires, Arctic futures assessment, and advancing the methods of systems analysis.
IIASA also maintains regular dialogue with relevant Russian ministries, Administration of the President of the Russian Federation and many other institutions in order
to provide policymakers with solid research analysis. The scientific output from these numerous formal and informal activities is highly productive, with almost 800 joint publications since 2008.
RAS has established a national IIASA committee for Russia, which is chaired by Vladimir Kotlyakov, Director of the Institute of Geography, RAS along with Vice-Chairs Alexei Gvishiani, Director of the Geophysical Center, RAS and Igor Sheremet, Deputy Director of Science at the Russian Foundation of Basic Research. The committee is made up of 40 distinguished Russians both from academia, including many of the RAS institutes and Lomonosov Moscow State University, and policymakers, including representatives from relevant Russian ministries and agencies.
Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP)
The YSSP at IIASA offers fellowships for
The Postdoctoral Program at IIASA offers fully funded research positions of up to two years to study topics related to the IIASA research agenda.
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