In 2017, Israel via the Israel committee for IIASA became the 25 member country of the institute.

Map of Israel © IIASA

Map of Israel © IIASA

Israel established the Israel Committee for IIASA, which is made up of representatives from Israeli universities, government ministries and the public —to represent the Israeli membership of IIASA.  Together IIASA, the Israel Committee for IIASA, Israeli researchers and public planning authorities are developing international research collaborations to find solutions to the complex global challenges that impact Israel, the broader region and the world.

These include projects to support a long-term sustainable energy strategy for Israel, and a package of measures to reduce air pollution in the wider region, and scientific support for national socioeconomic strategic planning.

IIASA membership is also going to help develop the research base for systems analysis in Israel, through young scientists from Israel taking part in the IIASA Young Scientist Summer Program and the IIASA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.  

Highlights of Interactions between IIASA and Israel (Since 2010)

Research collaborations between Israel and IIASA will instensify with it becoming a member of the institute, this will build on the already expanding and mutually beneficial relationship, including the following interactions (since 2010):

  • 11 publications have resulted from IIASA‑Israeli collaborations 
  •  5 Israeli nationals have been employed by IIASA since 2010
  • Since 2010, 2 Israelis have gained international and interdisciplinary  research experience from participating in the IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program
  • Researchers, advisors, and diplomats from Israel have visited IIASA 14 times
  • IIASA scientists have visited Israel over 18 times
  • Over 15 Israeli nationals have participated in IIASA events since 2010

Opportunities for Israeli Researchers and Israeli 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.                

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Last edited: 16 August 2019


The Israel Committee for IIASA

Moti Herskowitz

Professor of Chemical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University; Director, the Blechner Center for Industrial Catalysis and Process Development

The Israel Committee for IIASA

Assaf Kovo


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Israel joins IIASA

14 December 2017

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