Sweden

The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS) is the National Member Organization representing Sweden's membership of IIASA.

Map of Sweden

Map of Sweden

For nearly forty years IIASA and Swedish researchers have collaborated on a wide range of research projects. Since 2010, research collaborations between IIASA and Sweden have focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, forest management, and the transition to a sustainable energy system in Sweden. Other projects have explored global issues that affect Sweden such as the future of the Arctic, ecological and evolutionary dynamics, and demographic changes.

Relations with policymakers include the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, the Swedish Energy Agency, and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, and of Enterprise and Innovation. Since 2010, 8 postdoctoral research fellows from Sweden have developed their research skills at IIASA and 34 doctoral students have participated in IIASA programs for young scientists. Scientific exchange between IIASA and Sweden is bolstered by over 140 visits to IIASA by Swedes and over 215 visits by IIASA researchers to Sweden. All these activities have contributed to producing 377 peer‑ reviewed publications since 2010. 


Opportunities for Swedish Researchers and Swedish Nationals at IIASA

Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP)

The YSSP at IIASA offers fellowships for PhD students to undertake a summer project on a topic related to the IIASA research agenda. Applications for 2019 are now being accepted until 11 Jan 2019.                                  


Postdoctoral Opportunities

The Postdoctoral Program at IIASA offers fully funded research positions of up to two years to study topics related to the IIASA research agenda.                                                                           


Employment   Opportunities

Currently IIASA employs approximately 170 scientific staff and 100 support staff. Preference for job applications is given to qualified applicants who are nationals of IIASA member countries.


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The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS)

Ingrid Petersson

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The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS)

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