IIASA in Brief - Information Kit

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is an independent, international research institute with National Member Organizations in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. 

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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.

IIASA overview


This document (pdf) briefly presents IIASA, its member countries, its research and capacity building activities and its research quality. 

IIASA research scope, quality, and impact 


IIASA governance and evaluation


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

Activities with member countries


IIASA Info sheets include information on research partners, collaborations, capacity building and publications with individual countries.

Flyers, brochures, presentations


  • IIASA brochure (pdf)
  • About IIASA presentation (pptx)
  • Young Scientists Summer Program (pdf)
  • IIASA Postdoctoral Program (pdf
  • IIASA Alumni flyer(pdf)
  • IIASA Development flyer(pdf)

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Science to Policy Cycle at IIASA: Six Illustrations


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. 

  • Air pollution in Europe and Asia (pdf)
  • Population projections (pdf)
  • Energy and the Global Energy Assessment (pdf)
  • Evolution and Game Theory (pdf)
  • Multiple Risk Assessment and Foresight (pdf)
  • IIASA Contribution to the IPCC (pdf)

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Last edited: 11 November 2019

IIASA IN DEPTH

PUBLICATIONS

Willaarts B ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6589-1543, 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.

Masson V, Heldens W, Bocher E, Bonhomme M, Bucher B, Burmeister C, de Munck C, Esch T, et al. (2020). City-descriptive input data for urban climate models: Model requirements, data sources and challenges. Urban Climate 31: e100536. DOI:10.1016/j.uclim.2019.100536.

Ren C, Cai M, Li X, Shi Y, & See L (2020). Developing a rapid method for 3-dimensional urban morphology extraction using open-source data. Sustainable Cities and Society 53: e101962. DOI:10.1016/j.scs.2019.101962.

Hunt JH ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1840-7277, Nascimento A, Diuana FA, de Assis Brasil Weber N, Castro GM, Chaves AC, Mesquita ALA, Colling AV, et al. (2020). Cooling down the world oceans and the earth by enhancing the North Atlantic Ocean current. SN Applied Sciences 2 (1) DOI:10.1007/s42452-019-1755-y.

Louwen A, Edelenbosch OY, van Vuuren DP, McCollum D, Pettifor H, Wilson C ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8164-3566, & Junginger M (2020). Application of experience curves and learning to other fields. In: Technological Learning in the Transition to a Low-Carbon Energy System. Eds. Junginger, M. & Louwen, A., pp. 49-62 Academic Press. 10.1016/B978-0-12-818762-3.00004-2.

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