03 May 2018

IIASA announces 2018 Young Scientists

The IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) has selected the successful candidates for the 2018 program, now in its 41st year.



From June to September, 52 talented young researchers, 28 male and 24 female, from 27 countries around the world will come to IIASA for the YSSP. The researchers, who were selected from a much larger application pool, represent the very best of their disciplines. The young scientists will pursue independent research projects during their time at IIASA, working closely alongside IIASA scientists.

The YSSP is one of the most successful programs at IIASA. Since 1977, the annual program has offered research opportunities to promising young researchers whose interests correspond with IIASA’s ongoing research on global environmental, economic and social change. Many alumni of the program have gone on to highly successful careers in academia, policy, and government.  

Alongside the YSSP researchers, IIASA will also host two science communication fellows. The fellows, early-career science communicators, will work in the IIASA Communications Department to gain hands on experience, assisting with editorial work, media relations, event coverage and social media. They will also work closely with the YSSP researchers to help communicate their work.

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Tanja Huber

YSSP Coordinator & Team Leader Young Scientists Summer Program - Capacity Development and Academic Training Unit


Aleksandra Cofala

Postdoc Coordinator & YSSP Administrative Assistant Post Doc - Capacity Development and Academic Training Unit

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