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The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS) is the National Member Organization representing Sweden's membership of IIASA.

Map of Sweden

Map of Sweden

For nearly forty years IIASA and Swedish researchers have collaborated on a wide range of research projects. Since 2010, research collaborations between IIASA and Sweden have focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, forest management, and the transition to a sustainable energy system in Sweden. Other projects have explored global issues that affect Sweden such as the future of the Arctic, ecological and evolutionary dynamics, and demographic changes.

Relations with policymakers include the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, the Swedish Energy Agency, and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, and of Enterprise and Innovation. Since 2010, 8 postdoctoral research fellows from Sweden have developed their research skills at IIASA and 34 doctoral students have participated in IIASA programs for young scientists. Scientific exchange between IIASA and Sweden is bolstered by over 140 visits to IIASA by Swedes and over 215 visits by IIASA researchers to Sweden. All these activities have contributed to producing 377 peer‑ reviewed publications since 2010. 


Opportunities for Swedish Researchers and Swedish Nationals at IIASA

Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP)

The YSSP at IIASA offers fellowships for PhD students to undertake a summer project on a topic related to the IIASA research agenda.  Applications for 2018 are now closed.                                   


Postdoctoral Opportunities

The Postdoctoral Program at IIASA offers fully funded research positions of up to two years to study topics related to the IIASA research agenda.                                                                           


Employment   Opportunities

Currently IIASA employs approximately 170 scientific staff and 100 support staff. Preference for job applications is given to qualified applicants who are nationals of IIASA member countries.


Latest research news:

05 July 2018
Biorefineries will have only minimal effects on wood products and feedstocks markets

A new report from researchers from IIASA, Luleå University of Technology (LTU), and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden has shown that more biorefineries, which produce biobased fuels and chemicals, will have only a small effect on the availability and pricing of wood products and feedstocks.  More

07 June 2018
Shaping the future of public transport in Sweden

Options Summer 2018: In 2015, Sweden announced an ambitious aim to become one of the first nations to end its dependence on fossil fuels. Work done by IIASA researchers in collaboration with Swedish partners, is now contributing to discussions to make this goal a reality.  More

09 January 2017
Tool helps cities to plan electric bus routes, and calculate the benefits

An IIASA model helped inform a new tool for cities to optimize electric bus systems, which has now been used in Sweden’s first wireless charging bus system, launched in December.  More


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The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS)

Ingrid Petersson

Director General, The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS)

The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS)

Magnus Tannerfeldt

Senior Research Officer, Unit for Environmental Sciences and Spatial Planning, The Swedish Research Council for Environment Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS)

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