Research funders, international organizations, academic institutions

Asian Demographic Research Institute

The Institute for Asian Demographic Research is a new population research institute for in-depth analysis of Asian demographic and socioeconomic changes, established by the Shanghai University. More

Alpen Adria University

The Institute of Social Ecology focuses on interactions between social and natural systems, viewing them as structurally coupled, investigating changes triggered by their co-evolution. More

Arctic Council

A high-level intergovernmental forum established in 1996 to promote cooperation among the Arctic States and those who live in them on common Arctic issues. More

Austrian Institute for Economic Research

The Institute does research on a wide range of economic issues, including the economic indicators for energy systems, environmental technologies, and agricultural and water policies. More

Belmont Forum

The Belmont Forum is a group of the world's major and emerging funders of global environmental change research. IIASA is an official partner organization. More

Center for Global Change and Sustainability, BOKU Vienna

The Center for Global Change and Sustainability was launched in June 2010 at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU). More

Centro Internazionale in Monitoraggio Ambientale (CIMA)

CIMA Research Foundation is a non-profit research organization committed to promote the study, scientific research, technological development and higher education in engineering and environmental sciences, within the fields of civil protection, public health and aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems conservation. More

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

The objective of Complexity Science Hub Vienna is to host, educate, and inspire complex systems scientists who are dedicated to collect, handle, aggregate, and make sense of big data in ways that are directly valuable for science and society. IIASA is an official member organization. More

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)

CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for sustainable development with the funders of this work. More

Earth League

The Earth League is a self-organized network of scientific entities consisting of representatives from 18 institutions from both hemispheres, as well as both developed and developing countries. More

Environment Agency Austria

The Agency's experience of more than 25 years makes it one of the leading providers of environmental consulting services to national and international clients. Apart from big enterprises, their clients and partners are scientific and political institutions in Austria, the EU and beyond. More

European Commission

The European Commission funds many scientific and research projects in which IIASA participates. More

European Commission's Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography

IIASA and the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) established the Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography, which is led by World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz. More

European Research Council

The European Research Council (ERC) is the first pan-European funding body for cutting-edge research with an annual budget of more than €1 billion. IIASA researchers have received a number of ERC grants at all levels, from starting to advanced. More


Ferrero is the third biggest chocolate producer and confectionery company in the world; the Ferrero Group is present in 53 countries with products sold in more than 170 countries. The company has a demonstrated commitment to industry transformation and sustainability.  More

German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU)

The German federal government set up WBGU as an independent, scientific advisory body in 1992 in the run-up to the Rio Earth Summit.  More

German Development Institute

The German Development Institute (Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik - DIE) is one of the leading think tanks for global development and international cooperation worldwide. The Institute's work is based on the interplay between Research, Policy Advice and Training.  More

Global Carbon Project

The Global Carbon Project was formed to assist the international science community to establish a common, mutually agreed knowledge base supporting policy debate and action to slow the rate of increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. More

Global Commons Alliance

A big plan for a small planet: The Global Commons Alliance is creating a new 21st century platform that incorporates the environment and the economy – people and planet – to transform economic systems for the benefit of society and to sustain the natural systems of Earth. More

Global Environment Facility (GEF)

GEF is the largest public funder of projects to improve the global environment. An independently operating financial organization, the GEF provides grants for projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic pollutants. More

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

The Institute works with partners to help poor people keep their farm animals alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity and find profitable markets for their animal products. More

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

Established in March 1998, the Institute aims to achieve a new paradigm for civilization and conduct innovative policy development and strategic research for environmental measures, reflecting the results of research into political decisions for realising sustainable development both in the Asia-Pacific region and globally. More

Institute of Mountain Risk Engineering, BOKU Vienna

The Institute of Mountain Risk Engineering considers the combination of nature and engineering in a meaningful way, thereby solving the problems regarding natural hazard protection in our cultural landscape as its duty. Integrated approaches are used to do so. The postulate of sustainability under consideration of economic, ecological and social issues is their top-most commandment. More

Institute of Social Ecology (SEC)

Research at SEC aims to describe the interaction between social and natural systems, seen as co-evolutionary, in scientifically sound theoretical and methodological terms. More

International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG)

The International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) is an internationally renowned center whose activities focus on the design of climate policy and related governance issues. More

International Energy Agency

The IEA, with 28 member countries, focuses on energy security, economic development, environmental awareness, and global engagement on energy and environmental issues. More

International Federation of red Cross and red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

The IFRC is a humanitarian organization providing assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. More

International Science Council (ISC)

The International Science Council (ISC) is a non-governmental organization with a unique global membership that brings together 40 international scientific Unions and Associations and over 140 national and regional scientific organizations including Academies and Research Councils. More

International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)

The IUSSP mission is to promote the scientific study of population, encourage exchange between researchers around the globe, and stimulate interest in population issues. More

Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

A platform established by the international community - the 'Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services' (IPBES) More

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It provides policymakers with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge of climate change and its potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts. More

Joanneum Research

Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH is a leading international research organisation that develops solutions and technologies for businesses and industry covering a wide range of sectors. As an INNOVATION COMPANY focused on applied research and technology development, it plays a key role in facilitating the transfer of technology and knowledge in Styria. More

Joint Research Centre

As the Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre's (JRC) mission is to provide EU policies with independent, evidence-based scientific and technical support throughout the whole policy cycle. More

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Proclaimed in 1998 as a self-governing body operating under its own Charter and the laws of the Russian Federation. More

Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change

The MCC explores sustainable economic development as well as the use of commons such as global environmental systems and social infrastructures against the background of climate change. Their working groups are active in the fields of economic growth and development, resources and international trade, cities and infrastructures, governance and policy assessments.  More

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

A US federally funded research and development center devoted to service, research and education in the atmospheric and related sciences. More

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

On 1 January 2016, NTNU merged with the University Colleges of Ålesund, Gjøvik and Sør-Trøndelag. The merger gave NTNU more comprehensive educational offerings and larger research environments. More

OEAR Reginalberatung

ÖAR is an Austrian consultancy firm, working with organizations and cooperation systems. They work considers the delicate balance between hierarchy and partnership by keeping a holistic view on territorial and sectoral issues, knowing that system solutions become increasingly important. More

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) promotes policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. More

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe is the world's largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization. Its mandate includes issues such as arms control, promotion of human rights, freedom of the press, and fair elections. More

PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

Netherlands national institute for strategic policy analysis in the field of environment, nature, and spatial planning. More

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

PIK addresses crucial scientific questions in the fields of global change, climate impacts and sustainable development. More

Practical Action

Practical Action is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO), based in the UK,  that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries. More

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU)

BOKU is a Vienna-based research center for renewable resources with a focuse on deepening the knowledge of ecologically and economically sustainable natural resources. More

University of Salzburg

Z_GIS is an interdisciplinary Center of Competence for Geoinformatics, serving the University of Salzburg as well as partner institutions and the geospatial community worldwide. By integrating basic and applied research with graduate education and outreach activities, they are contributing to applying new technologies and developing methods for managing our societies, businesses and environments. More

University of Zurich (UZH)

With its 26,000 enrolled students, the University of Zurich (UZH) is Switzerland's largest university. Founded in the year 1833, UZH was Europe's first university to be established by a democratic political system; today, UZH is one of the foremost universities in the German-speaking world. More

Vienna University of Technology

Research at "TU Vienna" covers the classic engineering disciplines and is Austria's largest scientific, tecnical research, and education institution. More


VITO is a leading European independent research and technology organisation in the areas of cleantech and sustainable development, elaborating solutions for the large societal challenges of today. More

Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam, Netherlands

A high-ranking Dutch state-funded university. More

Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change

An internationally oriented research center at the University of Graz, the Wegener Center focuses on monitoring, analysis, modeling, and prediction of climate and environmental change, and includes the human dimensions of such changes. More

Wharton School

Wharton, part of the University of Pennsylvania, USA, is the world's first collegiate business school, established in 1881.  More

Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital

The Wittgenstein Centre is a collaboration between the World Population Proram at IIASA, the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), and the Research Institute on Human Capital and Development at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). More

World Bank

The World Bank helps governments in developing countries reduce poverty by providing them with money and technical expertise they need for a wide range of projects - such as education, health, infrastructure, communications, government reforms, and for many other purposes. More

World Energy Council (WEC)

The mission of the World Energy Council is to promote the sustainable supply and use of energy for the greatest benefit of all. More

WWF for Nature

World's leading organization for conservation More

Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG)

Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG) offers a broad range of services, from weather forecasts to climate and earthquake monitoring as well as the constant analysis and prediction of atmospheric pollutants. More

Zurich Insurance Group

Zurich is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. Its customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, including multinational corporations, in more than 170 countries. More

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