In 2017, Israel via the Israel committee for IIASA became a national member of the institute.

Map of Israel © IIASA

Map of Israel © IIASA

Israel established the Israel Committee for IIASA, which is made up of representatives from Israeli universities, government ministries and the public — to represent the Israeli membership of IIASA.  Together IIASA, the Israel Committee for IIASA, Israeli researchers and public planning authorities are developing international research collaborations to find solutions to the complex global challenges that impact Israel, the broader region and the world.

These include projects to support a long-term sustainable energy strategy for Israel, and a package of measures to reduce air pollution in the wider region, and scientific support for national socioeconomic strategic planning.

IIASA membership is also going to help develop the research base for systems analysis in Israel, through young scientists from Israel taking part in the IIASA Young Scientist Summer Program and the IIASA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.  

Highlights of Interactions between IIASA and Israel (Since 2010)

Research collaborations between Israel and IIASA will instensify with it becoming a member of the institute, this will build on the already expanding and mutually beneficial relationship, including the following interactions (since 2010):

  • 11 publications have resulted from IIASA‑Israeli collaborations 
  •  5 Israeli nationals have been employed by IIASA since 2010
  • Since 2010, 2 Israelis have gained international and interdisciplinary  research experience from participating in the IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program
  • Researchers, advisors, and diplomats from Israel have visited IIASA 14 times
  • IIASA scientists have visited Israel over 18 times
  • Over 15 Israeli nationals have participated in IIASA events since 2010

Research highlights:

07 June 2021
Tackling air pollution in India

Options Summer 2020: IIASA research informed a recent World Bank report outlining how governments can tackle the growing challenge of air pollution using the megacities Delhi, Beijing, and Mexico City as case studies.  More

18 June 2020
Modeling Israel’s energy future

Options Summer 2020: Researchers from IIASA and Israel have customized the IIASA MESSAGE and GLOBIOM models to Israel’s unique context, to provide Israeli policymakers with useful options and analyses as they plan for the future.  More

27 January 2020
Aging Demographic Data Sheet 2020

The updated Aging Demographic Data Sheet comprehensively presents new measures of aging, developed at IIASA, for all countries in the world and world regions.  More

18 March 2019
Wittgenstein Centre Data Explorer Version 2.0

Data on the educational attainment of the population of some 200 countries (and regions) are now available in the Version 2.0 of the Human Capital Data Explorer.  More

14 December 2017
Israel joins IIASA

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) announced today that Israel has become its newest member country. Israel joins 24 other countries whose National Member Organization’s representatives constitute the IIASA Governing Council.  More

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Last edited: 20 July 2020


The Israel Committee for IIASA

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