The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) is China’s National Member Organization (NMO).

Main areas of collaborations: 

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Sustainable agriculture and food security

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Projecting changing population and human capital in China

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Terrestrial carbon management in China


Tackling climate change and sustainable energy sources

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Applying network analysis to study urban metabolism in Chinese cities

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Developing strategies to clean up China’s air


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12 April 2023

Peking University delegation visits IIASA

A delegation from Peking University, led by the President, Qihuang Gong, visited IIASA to discuss strengthening research collaborations with IIASA scientists. 
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24 November 2022

2022 TWAS-Lenovo Science Award awarded to Fu Bojie

IIASA congratulates Fu Bojie on receiving this year’s TWAS – Lenovo Science Award, in recognition of his seminal contribution to the understanding of interactions between human beings and the environment, and their implications for sustainability.
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16 September 2022

Expand your horizons with a postdoctoral fellowship at IIASA

IIASA offers a range of postdoctoral opportunities for early career researchers. The institute is currently accepting applications for two of its postdoctoral offerings: the IIASA Postdoctoral Fellowship and the Peking University (PKU)–IIASA Postdoctoral Program.


AI in China

16 March 2023

Artificial intelligence, fairness, and digital regulation: can the West learn from China?

Western accounts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in China often paint a dystopian picture of an Orwellian surveillance state. But what really makes industry practitioners in the world's second-largest digital economy tick? 2022 IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) participant Junhua Zhu, wants to lift the veil, taking a deep dive into the Chinese AI ecosystem.

28 November 2022

Analyzing urban metabolism in Beijing

Options Magazine, Winter 2022: A new comprehensive study on the urban metabolism of Beijing clarifies the impact of buildings, infrastructure, and goods on the city and its residents.
Regional impacts

07 November 2022

Promising climate progress

Policy Brief #34, October 2022. Recent net-zero pledges could take the world a long way towards meeting the Paris climate goals, but an ambition gap remains.
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