23 July 2015

Vice President of Iran visits IIASA

A high-level delegation led by HE Professor Dr Sorena Sattari, Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran for Science and Technology, visited IIASA on 23 July to discuss future collaboration.

Iranian Vice President for Science and Technology meets with IIASA’s Director General.© Widhalm | IIASA

Iranian Vice President for Science and Technology meets with IIASA’s Director General.© Widhalm | IIASA

IIASA Director General and CEO, Professor Dr Pavel Kabat welcomed a high-level delegation from Iran to IIASA on 23 July 2015. Members of the Iranian delegation included:

Discussions focused on developing closer collaboration between Iran and IIASA, and on Iran joining the Institute. Kabat presented an overview of IIASA and its recent collaborations with Iran and was accompanied by IIASA Program Directors who outlined future activities between IIASA and Iranian researchers.

The IIASA delegation also included:

Iranian Vice President for Science and Technology, HE Professor Dr Sorena Sattari, visited the Institute to discuss with IIASA’s Director General Professor Dr Pavel Kabat closer collaborations with the Islamic Republic of Iran. ©Widhalm | IIASA

IIASA Activities with Iran

Over the past ten years, researchers from IIASA and Iran have collaborated on a range of activities, including:

  • Studies into how insurance schemes can help reduce the risks and losses to property owners in Iran in the event of an earthquake
  • Analyses into water management and governance in Iran; an
  • Projections of Iran’s future population.

Partners on these studies include scientists from the International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, the Ramin Agricultural and Natural Resources University, and the University of Tehran

Additionally, eight PhD students from Iran have developed their international research skills by taking part in IIASA’s Young Scientists Summer Program and its Southern African version

Recent IIASA research from the Risk, Policy and Vulnerability program is examining the social acceptance of renewable energy use in Iran, which remains a minor share of the current energy supply in the country, compared to fossil fuels and nuclear energy. Public support or opposition as well as willingness to use renewable energies (RE) are important drivers for deployment of solar and wind energy generation technologies. Therefore, researchers are exploring different cognitive and behavioural factors influencing support, opposition or willingness to use RE. In several recent publications, IIASA researchers Masoud Yazdanpanah and Nadejda Komendantova study these human factors, which are essential for energy transition in Iran. Their work is based on several surveys, studies of perceptions and views of different stakeholders in Iran.

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Last edited: 20 April 2016

IIASA Collaborations with Iran

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