United Kingdom

The Research Councils of the UK represent the United Kingdom’s membership of IIASA.

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UK national interests are integrally connected to complex global systems that impinge on the country, its economy, and its people. Systems analysis is one of the few research tools that has the breadth and depth to explore complex problems across multiple sectors, regions, and timeframes. Current collaborations between IIASA and the UK are enhancing UK expertise in developing and applying systems analysis especially integrated assessment models. Establishing multinational and multidisciplinary teams of researchers is a key building block in IIASA’s work and many productive partnerships exist between IIASA and UK researchers as this Info Sheet shows. Prospects for future IIASA-UK collaborations include developing bespoke UK versions of IIASA’s global models, conducting international assessments in areas of UK strategic interest, partnering with UK institutions to win international research grants, and contributing to UK science diplomacy.

This Info Sheet provides a summary of current interactions between the UK and IIASA since 2006 and the prospects for enhancing joint activities.
















Opportunities for UK Researchers and UK 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 2019 are now being accepted until 11 Jan 2019.                                


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:

15 January 2020
Research Assistant (50% part-time) in Water Resource and Agricultural Systems - IIASA Water Program

Vacancy 01/2020 - As part of the Austrian Development Agency-funded project ''Scaling out Resilient Water and Agricultural Systems in East Africa'' (scaleWAYS), we are offering a part-time position for a Research Assistant  More

14 January 2020
Christiane Pohn-Hufnagl appointed IIASA Chief Operations Officer

Christiane Pohn-Hufnagl will join the executive team of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) as Chief Operations Officer (COO) on 1 July 2020.  More

13 January 2020
A new Horizon2020 grant quantifies migration scenarios for better policy

IIASA researchers from the World Population Program partner in a new European Union funded project that will have a focus on migration in Europe.  More

13 January 2020
Exceptional young scientists awarded

IIASA has recognized four outstanding young scientists from the 2019 Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) as YSSP awardees. Two candidates will receive funding to continue their research projects at IIASA and two have been given an Honorable Mention for exceptional effort.  More

10 January 2020
Effective institutions to support sustainable development

IIASA provided scientific input to the World Public Sector Report 2019, prepared by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations (UNDESA). The report focuses on the Sustainable Development Goal 16 on public institutions.  More


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Last edited: 30 January 2019

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