10 December 2012

IIASA deputy director joins Austrian presidential delegation to Argentina

IIASA Deputy Director Nebojsa Nakicenovic visited the Argentine Republic last week as member of an official visit of the Austrian Federal President Dr. Heinz Fischer and his delegation.

nebojsa nakicenovic ©iiasa

nebojsa nakicenovic ©iiasa

During the trip, Nakicenovic took part in a bilateral science forum that highlighted scientific collaborations between Austria and the Argentine Republic. The forum was led off by Dr. Fischer, who highlighted IIASA as a key example of ties between Austria and the international research community. Fischer pointed out that IIASA has grown from a cold-war bridge between the East and the West into a leading international research organization working on global challenges. 

Nakicenovic spoke to the forum about opportunities for collaboration with IIASA, as well as benefits for members, including participating in IIASA’s Young Scientists Summer Program. Nakicenovic also highlighted one of IIASA’s most famous collaborations with Argentinian researchers, the development of the Bariloche World Model, a paradigm-shifting model that provided new ideas for development and sustainability in the 1970’s.

The Science Forum involved important leaders of science policy  in the two countries including: Dr. Meinhard Rauchensteiner, Austrian Presidential Advisor for Science, Arts and Culture; Dr. Friedrich Faulhammer, Secretary General of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research; Héctor Macros Timerman, Argentine Minister of Foreign Relations; and  the Argentine Minister of Science, Technology and Innovative Production, Lino Barañao. During the event, representatives of leading universities in the two countries presented their activities, as well as notable collaborative research efforts between the two countries. 

For more information on the visit, see the Web site of the Austrian president.

IIASA Deputy Director took part in an Austrian-Argentinian bilateral science forum on 4 December, 2012. ©Peter Lechner/HBF

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Nebojsa Nakicenovic

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