03 April 2017

Young scientists 2017 selected

The IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program has selected the successful applicants for 2017, which marks the 40th year of the program.

© Matthias Silveri | IIASA

© Matthias Silveri | IIASA

Each year from June to August, IIASA becomes a bustling center of intellectual growth, as young scientists from around the world join the institute for the three-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP).  

This year’s 52 participants were selected from a pool of 340 applications. They hail from 28 countries and represent the top young scientific talent in their fields. At IIASA, the young scientists will work closely with IIASA scientists on independent research projects. 

The YSSP is one of the most successful programs at IIASA, and this year it celebrates its 40th anniversary.  Since 1977, the annual program has offered research opportunities to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with IIASA’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic and social change. Many alumni of the program have gone on to highly successful careers in academia, policy, and government.  

This year IIASA will additionally host two science communication fellows, who will work closely with YSSP participants to help communicate their research to a broader audience.

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Last edited: 12 July 2017


Tanja Huber

YSSP Coordinator & Team Leader

Young Scientists Summer Program |Capacity Development and Academic Training Unit

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YSSP 40th Anniversary Event

20 Jun 2017 - 21 Jun 2017

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313