Through its research programs and initiatives, the institute conducts policy-oriented research into issues that are too large or complex to be solved by a single country or academic discipline. This includes pressing concerns that affect the future of all of humanity, such as climate change, energy security, population aging, and sustainable development.
The results of IIASA research and the expertise of its researchers are made available to policymakers in countries around the world to help them produce effective, science-based policies that will enable them to face these challenges.
On this page, you will find downloadable information about IIASA, its research, publications, and governance structure.
This document (pdf) briefly presents IIASA, its member countries, its research and capacity building activities and its research quality.
IIASA is governed by a Council that is made up of one representative of each of IIASA’s member countries. Along with various external advisory bodies, the Council also regularly evaluates IIASA’s work. Charts show the structure of these external bodies and IIASA’s internal organization.
IIASA Info sheets include information on research partners, collaborations, capacity building and publications with individual countries.
The illustrations have been selected because they demonstrate the full life cycle of research at IIASA starting with the methodological and interdisciplinary advances which are then applied to studying global challenges in an integrative manner and leading to policy recommendations, which have resulted in positive impacts for economies, societies, and academia.
Last edited: 11 November 2019
IIASA IN DEPTH
Willaarts B , Lechón Y, Mayor B, de la Rúa C, & Garrido A (2020). Cross-sectoral implications of the implementation of irrigation water use efficiency policies in Spain: A nexus footprint approach. Ecological Indicators 109: no.105795. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.105795.
Pettifor H, Wilson C , Bogelein S, Cassar E, Kerr L, & Wilson M (2020). Are low-carbon innovations appealing? A typology of functional, symbolic, private and public attributes. Energy Research & Social Science 64: e101422. DOI:10.1016/j.erss.2019.101422.
Zhang S, Wang D, Hong L, Ren H, Feng C, Liang Y, Kharrazi A , Yu Y, et al. (2020). Co-benefits and trade-offs of environmental pressures: A case study of Zhejiang’s socio-economic evolution. Journal of Cleaner Production 255: e120365. DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.120365.
Grafakos S, Viero G, Reckien D, Trigg K, Viguie V, Sudmant A, Graves C, Foley A, et al. (2020). Integration of mitigation and adaptation in urban climate change action plans in Europe: A systematic assessment. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 121: e109623. DOI:10.1016/j.rser.2019.109623.
Hirsch C, Krisztin T, & See L (2020). Water Resources as Determinants for Foreign Direct Investments in Land - A Gravity Analysis of Foreign Land Acquisitions. Ecological Economics 170: e106516. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2019.106516.
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