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 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.

Latest research news:

05 June 2021
Understanding the impacts of climate change

Options Summer 2020: IIASA researchers and colleagues from several other institutions worked together under the auspices of the Green Climate Fund to help developing countries better understand issues around climate mitigation and adaptation, and build local capacity for targeted action to support vulnerable populations.  More

12 June 2020
Using dynamic modeling to reduce acidification

Options Summer 2020: According to IIASA research, appropriate indicators are needed to characterize the sensitivity of ecosystems and help inform effects-based emission reduction policies to ensure surface water recovery from acidification by 2050.  More

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

From the 2019 Annual Report:

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Last edited: 21 July 2020


The Research Council of Norway (RCN)

Kirsten Broch Mathisen

The Research Council of Norway (RCN); Division for Energy, Resources and the Environment

The Research Council of Norway (RCN)

Inger-Ann Ulstein

The Research Council of Norway (RCN); Division for Society and Health; Department for Cooperation and Development Research


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