Capacity building

Capacity building at IIASA is the training of young scientists in advanced systems analysis so that they can better address the large interconnected challenges of global change

IIASA has three main programs for young scientists. The Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) is the flagship program enabling around 50 young scientists from around the world to pursue their predoctoral research for three months from June through August on a topic related to IIASA's own research program. 

In 2013-14 the second Southern African YSSP (SA-YSSP) was held at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein. SA-YSSP, like its counterpart at IIASA, is conceptualized as a three-month education, academic training and research capacity-building program.  

Postdoctoral fellows work with established IIASA researchers to gain experience in advanced systems analysis as applied to their related fields of study.

Young Scientists Summer Program 2014

IIASA’s annual three-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) offers research opportunities to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with IIASA’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic, and social change. From June through August, accepted participants work within the Institute’s research programs under the guidance of IIASA scientific staff. More

IIASA Postdoctoral Scholars 2014

Eight postdoctoral researchers worked at the Institute as part of the IIASA postdoctoral program in 2014, and an additional three postdoctoral scholars worked on special projects within the Evolution and Ecology Program (EEP). More

Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program 2013-2014

The Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program (SA-YSSP) is a new three-month program for talented young researchers to work with scientists from South Africa and IIASA. In 2013-2014 IIASA and its South African National Member Organization (NMO) teamed up for the second time to launch a research training program inspired by IIASA’s successful YSSP program. More

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Last edited: 03 March 2015

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