IIASA - Info
|The International Institute for Applied Systems
Analysis is a unique non-governmental, non-profit, global change
research institute. The Institute is situated in an 18th century Habsburg palace in
the small town of Laxenburg, about 15 kilometers south of Austria's capital city, Vienna.
In their study of environmental, economic, technological, and social developments, IIASA researchers generate methods and tools
useful to both decision makers and the scientific community. This work is based on
original state-of-the-art methodology and analytical approaches linking a variety of
natural and social science disciplines.
Since its inception in 1972,
IIASA has been the site of successful international scientific collaboration in addressing
areas of concern for all advanced societies, such as energy, water, environment, risk and
human settlement. After more than two decades of valuable contributions to
science and policy, IIASA continues as a reputed center for innovative research, for
international interdisciplinary collaboration, for conferences and workshops, and for
networking with other groups of scientists around the world.
Due to its non-governmental status, IIASA is independent and can provide non-political and
unbiased perspectives. This neutrality and impartiality is particularly valued by those
utilizing Institute research findings.
IIASA is sponsored by scientific organizations, called National Member Organizations,
in nations from Asia, Europe, and North America. Each of these NMOs nominates one
representative to IIASA's executive council, which generally oversees Institute
The day-to-day management is in the hands of the Director, Gordon J. MacDonald.
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