Jordan (Prospective Member)

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan became a prospective member of IIASA in 2020 through the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan.

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In recent years, representatives of research institutions in Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, have explored ways to develop mutually beneficial collaborations between researchers at IIASA and in Jordan. With this goal, Memorandums of Understanding were signed between IIASA and the Higher Council of Science and Technology of Jordan in 2015 and the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan in 2017.

Resulting activities include:

  • A four-year collaborative study by researchers from IIASA, Jordan, and Sweden, into participatory governance of energy transitions in the Middle East and North Africa. Research funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).  
  • A joint publication in Nature Sustainability between researchers at IIASA, the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan and other countries on the sustainable development goals and sustainability science.
  • A collaboration between researchers in IIASA, Finland and Jordan into how modeling can accurately estimate deposited dose of aerosol particles in the respiratory system.

As a prospective member, the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan and IIASA will jointly explore the value of full membership of IIASA between June 2020 and June 2022. Specifically, they will jointly identify: (1) areas of mutual research interest that will benefit both Jordan, the Middle East, and IIASA; (2) mechanisms that will facilitate research collaborative activities; and (3) ways to overcome any barriers to research collaboration.

Research highlights:

09 July 2020
Jordan joins IIASA as a prospective member

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has joined IIASA as a prospective member through the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan.  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

30 March 2015
IIASA to collaborate closely with Jordan

Following a visit by IIASA Director General and CEO Pavel Kabat to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in March 2015, both IIASA and Jordan agree to closer cooperation.  More

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Last edited: 10 January 2021


Dr Nabeel Al-Fayoumi

Vice President for Technology, Royal Scientific Society of Jordan


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