Equity, diversity, and inclusion is more than just an ambition, it's the foundation of our innovative systems approach to solving the problems of modern societies.
As an international research institution, IIASA is well placed to understand the need to combat inequality, discrimination, and imbalanced representations in sociocultural identities.
As an evidence-based institution, IIASA is deeply committed to encouraging and applying equity, diversity, and inclusion across its own workforce and operations.
By promoting and safeguarding these principles, IIASA is securing the quality of its policy-oriented research into problems of a global nature and ensuring its ability to consider the wider aspects of its work.
We celebrate in the inclusive and empowered environment we have nurtured, and welcome the authentic benefits this commitment has fostered.
Diversity is not only manifested in the IIASA Strategy (2021-2030) and the Research Plan (2021-24), but is one of the main pillars of the IIASA People Strategy, the HR Principles, and Code of Conduct, which aim to create and foster an environment that demonstrates and promotes diversity, equity, tolerance, and inclusion in all their dimensions. To ensure sustainable diversity in the long term, the institute has implemented a Diversity Policy and a Dispute Resolution Policy/Procedures.
Currently IIASA is undergoing a gender analysis addressing the following areas:
- Work-life balance and organizational culture
- Gender balance in leadership and decision making
- Gender equality in recruitment and career progression
- Integration of the gender dimension in research
- Measures against gender-based violence
The identified areas for action and concluded goals and initiatives will be published soon.
Information on the IIASA Equity and Justice (EQU) research group, which focuses on the human dimension of selected globally relevant policy challenges, can be found here.
The IIASA commitment to gender equity can be found here.
Information on the IIASA Women in Science Club (WISC), a network for people connected to science at IIASA and interested in amplifying the scientific contributions of women, can be found here.