Russian Federation

The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) is the organization representing the Russian Federation’s membership of IIASA.

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The Russian Federation is one of the initiating founding member countries of IIASA. Since its creation in 1972 with the idea of the leaderships of the USSR and the USA to use scientific cooperation as a “bridge” for building relations between East and West, IIASA became a unique place where scientists from Russia and other parts of the world could work together on topical global problems.

Forty-five years of continuous intensive cooperation proved to be beneficial and created long-term benefits. 

Latest research news:

24 June 2021
Russian forests are crucial to global climate mitigation

Russia is the world’s largest forest country. Being home to more than a fifth of forests globally, the country’s forests and forestry have enormous potential to contribute to making a global impact in terms of climate mitigation. A new study by IIASA researchers, Russian experts, and other international colleagues have produced new estimates of biomass contained in Russian forests, confirming a substantial increase over the last few decades.  More

05 February 2021
Advancing scientific cooperation on pandemic research

IIASA and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) are proud to announce the winners of their joint call for research proposals around the COVID-19 pandemic.  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

On the blog:

23 September 2021
Paris Agreement politics at play: the case for carbon dioxide removal

Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) participant Felix Schenuit dives into the politics and challenges surrounding carbon dioxide removal in international climate negotiations.  More

08 August 2019
Rethinking optimal control theory in resource economics

Serguei Kaniovski from the Austrian Institute of Economic Research writes about a recent study in which he and colleagues from IIASA revisited a classic growth model.  More

16 January 2019
Building bridges between Europe and Asia

WU Vienna MSc student and IIASA Youth Forum participant Dimitry Erokhin reports on his visit to the “Connecting Europe and Asia” conference and why Eurasian cooperation is so important.  More

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Last edited: 18 November 2020


The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)

Vladislav Panchenko

The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)

Tatiana E. Khromova

Secretary General, Institute of Geography Russian Academy of Sciences

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