YSSP Testimonials

Find stories on how the YSSP has impacted participants from all over the world. Here’s what the group of 2019 said about the program (selected).

Christine Hung IIASA has a great reputation as a research institute – the guidance I’ve received from scientists at the institute with their experience and background, has been invaluable.

Bertram De Boer The IIASA YSSP offers a unique opportunity to collaborate with those who are directly involved with setting the stage for current debates on pressing environmental challenges.

Roope Kaaronen During the YSSP I met so many talented and friendly researchers from such diverse scientific and cultural backgrounds. I feel like my time at IIASA will result in many future collaborations!

Paul Joseph Ruess IIASA is a research powerhouse with many high-profile and well-established investigators, all at the same institute. The research done at IIASA covers many different programs and study areas, which simplifies and encourages collaboration.

Matthew Gibson IIASA has exposed me to world leading research and scholars in an environment where I felt empowered to really explore my topic.

Helene Benveniste The YSSP experience is what PhD life should be: stimulating and rewarding work, incredible colleagues from all around the world, and a lot of fun.

Muye Ru My experience at IIASA helped me to think more broadly about my career choices. And how my work can reach and interact with a broader community both inside and out of academia.

Yoga Wienda Pratama I got the complete package at IIASA: networking with brilliant people, learning advanced scientific approaches, and being exposed to a “think bigger and deeper environment.”

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Last edited: 13 November 2019


Tanja Huber

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

42 years of the Young Scientists Summer Program

In 1977, the Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) was launched by the then Director Roger Levien. This page is dedicated to the impact the program has had over the years.

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