IIASA alumnus Victor Maus describes his latest research in which he and IIASA colleagues mapped more than 57,000 km² of mining areas around the globe using satellite images.
IIASA alumnus Marcus Thomson explains how what we have learnt about prehistoric farming cultures can be used to provide useful insights on human societal responses to climate change.
Ralph Keeney is a professor and consultant about decision-making. He describes his most recent book, Give Yourself a Nudge: Helping Smart People Make Smarter Personal and Business Decisions, and how it can impact you.
The Cercedilla Manifesto: Advocating for more environmentally and socially sustainable research meetings
Raquel Guimaraes and Debbora Leip argue that it is time for researchers to set an example by making research meetings more sustainable.
Liza Soutschek shares her journey in researching the institute’s history relating to the Cold War for her PhD dissertation.
Abhishek Kar shares his thoughts on the Indian government’s Ujjwala program, which aims to scale up household access to Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) for clean cooking.
Leila Niamir describes how her research findings answer this important question and the model developed to support policymakers’ decision by exploring impacts of behavioral and social dynamics in the transition to low-carbon and climate-resilient societies.
Luiza Toledo writes about how the IIASA Women in Science Club are creating a safe space to talk about and advance gender equality in science.
Bernd Lenzner discusses how understanding the role invasive species play in shaping global biodiversity and ecosystem services is crucial to a sustainable future.
An interview with Leen Hordijk, who was previously a project leader, Council member, and director at IIASA.
Christoph Mandl discusses how his recent publication is rooted in the seminal works of 4 IIASA alumni.
An interview with IIASA alumnus Dennis Meadows during his recent visit to IIASA.
IIASA alumna Nandita Saikia, looks back on the two years that she spent living in Austria while working as a postdoctoral researcher in the World Population Program.
How can risk assessments considering uncertainties substantially contribute to better risk management and the prevention of economic impacts? YSSP alumnus Tobias Sieg explains.
IIASA alumna Kejia Hu discusses a recent study on how extreme temperatures affect the health risks experienced by urban and rural communities in China.
IIASA Development Officer Marzena Adamczuk talks about the impact of the YSSP Fund and the power of the IIASA network.
IIASA alumna Lu Liu talks about her experience at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Meeting 2018.
IIASA alumnus Farid Karimi explains how public perception shapes the development of technologies related to climate change.
IIASA alumnus Géza Tóth shares his thoughts on bringing science and industry closer together.
IIASA 2018 YSSP participant Laura Mononen looks at creativity from a systems perspective to build a more sustainable world.
Pavel Kabat is chief scientist at the World Meteorological Organization and was director general of IIASA from February 2012 until September 2018
Sepo Hachigonta, once a YSSP participant himself, shares the inspiration behind the recently released book “Systems Analysis for Complex Global Challenges,” the intellectual legacy of generations of IIASA and South African YSSP alums.
In 2017, Cecile Godde participated in both the IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) and Homeward Bound, a scientific leadership program that culminated in a trip to Antarctica. Here, she writes about her experiences.
W. Brian Arthur from the Santa Fe Institute (SFI), and a former IIASA researcher, talks about increasing returns and the magic formula to get really great science.
Nemi Vora reports back on discussing how international mentoring can help address worldwide inequalities.
Lauren Hale, Young Scientist Summer Program 1996 alumna, on her current research and on working with IIASA again.
Adil Najam on the need for adaptation and our failure to mitigate enough or in time
Pakistan is facing serious water scarcity problems: what’s driving the issue and what can be done?
An interview with former IIASA director Roger Levien, who first conceived of a program at IIASA for young scientists.
An alumnus of the YSSP aims to make a positive impact on humanity and sustainable development.
Applying for the YSSP? A participant tells of her experience and gives tips for how to get the most out of a summer at IIASA.
How does the money that migrants send home contribute to sustainable development?
A participant in the 2016 YSSP describes realistic approaches to urban planning and governance on the continent.
YSSP participant César Terrer talks about his research on climate change and the CO2 fertilization effect
With global supply chains, local disasters or man-made accidents can propagate from one place to another, and generate significant impact. How can this be prevented?
Ozone pollution is intertwined with air pollution and climate change. So what impact will EU policies on climate and clean air have on future ozone levels?
An interview with Rockefeller University Program for the Human Environment Director Jesse Ausubel—an alumnus of IIASA’s Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP)—on his optimistic view for the future of our planet.
By Bruce Beck, Imperial College London and Michael Thompson, IIASA Risk, Policy and Vulnerability (RPV) Program. What do Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium in London, the now glorious heritage of Islington’s housing stock, and the cable-car system in Kathmandu for getting...
In an interview, IIASA 2014 Mikhalevich Award Winner Jun Liu, a participant in the 2014 Young Scientists Summer Program, talks about her research on air pollution in China.
At a lecture for IIASA staff, economist Bill Nordhaus explained his idea of “climate clubs” as a new model for international agreements on climate mitigation.
Eric F. Wood is a hydrologist at Princeton University, well-known for his work in hydrology, climate, and meteorology, and an IIASA alumnus. In this interview he talks about the next challenges in water research.
Alan McDonald, IIASA Alumnus and member of the IIASA Alumni Advisory Board writes about his time at IIASA in the early 1970s and his research on nuclear reactors and energy systems.
Lanoi Maloiy is a PhD student at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, and a participant in the recently completed 2013-14 Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program (SA-YSSP), which IIASA co-organizes with the South African National Research Foundation...
By Aviott John, IIASA alumnus Anyone who has seen before and after photos of Schloss Laxenburg—the home of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)—knows what an incredible physical transformation the building went through between 1972 and 1981...
By Martha Wohlwendt IIASA's Alumni Association is hosting its first Alumni Day on April 29, 2014, and we are inviting alumni to send their memories and photos of their time at IIASA. Our first post comes from Martha Wohlwendt, IIASA’s first employee, Executive...
In a new commentary (subscription required) in Nature Geoscience, IIASA researchers Michael Obersteiner, Marijn van der Velde, and colleagues write about the problems facing the world’s food supply as we exhaust our supplies of phosphorus. Projections show that...
By Anthony Patt, ETH Zurich and IIASA (From ETH-Klimablog) The first of three working group reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was made public last Friday. Previous reports served as guidepost for climate policy development. And yet some...
Pheakkdey Nguon, participant in IIASA's 2012 Young Scientists Summer Program, and IIASA Annual Fund recipient, has won an IPCC reserach fellowship to fund his research on REDD+ in Cambodia. In this interview he discusses his research plans, the award, and his...
By Valentina Prado, PhD student at Arizona State University, SA-YSSP participant 2012-2013 @ValentinaASU I am a PhD student in Sustainable Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU). I was born in Cali, Colombia, and when I was in high school, my family immigrated...