IIASA and Norway have been research collaborators since IIASA was established in 1972. In 1996 Norway became a formal member of IIASA via The Research Council of Norway.

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For nearly twenty years researchers from IIASA and Norway have collaborated on a wide range of research
activities. Since 2008, this cooperation has involved 18 Norwegian organizations resulting in over 150 joint scientific publications and a range of advice to policymakers working in areas from air pollution control to sustainable energy systems. Joint studies focus on the complex global systems that affect Norway, its economy, and its people. Research topics include identifying measures that simultaneously tackle air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, analyzing the impact of demographic change in Norway and investigating approaches to reducing deforestation.

Underpinning the joint work is systems analysis—one of the few research tools with the breadth and depth to explore these complex problems across multiple sectors, countries, and timeframes. IIASA’s collaborations are both applying these systems approaches and advancing the research methods. Moreover, young Norwegian scientists are developing their skills in systems analysis in IIASA’s capacity building activities. This mutually beneficial relationship
involves scientific exchange, with almost 150 visits from Norwegian researchers, advisors, and diplomats to IIASA, and by IIASA researchers to events and institutions in Norway. This IIASA Info Sheet provides a summary of interactions between IIASA and Norway since 2008.

Opportunities for Norwegian Researchers and Norwegian 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:

27 January 2020
Aging Demographic Data Sheet 2020

The updated Aging Demographic Data Sheet comprehensively presents new measures of aging, developed at IIASA, for all countries in the world and world regions.  More

14 November 2019
Protecting against pest outbreaks through modeling

Options Winter 2019/20: A newly developed multi-scale network model can help to mitigate the spreading potential of pests.  More

18 March 2019
Wittgenstein Centre Data Explorer Version 2.0

Data on the educational attainment of the population of some 200 countries (and regions) are now available in the Version 2.0 of the Human Capital Data Explorer.  More

12 December 2016
Integrated approach vital for fisheries management

A comprehensive perspective on evolutionary and ecological processes is needed in order to understand and manage fisheries in a sustainable way.  More

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Last edited: 03 October 2018


The Research Council of Norway (RCN)

Kirsten Broch Mathisen

Special Adviser, Division for Energy, Resources and the Environment, The Research Council of Norway

The Research Council of Norway (RCN)

Inger-Ann Ulstein

Special Adviser and Coordinator Norway-Global Partner (NORGLOBAL), Division for Society and Health, Department for Cooperation and Development Research, The Research Council of Norway


Further information

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