Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2013 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Michael C. Fu

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1153-7_200339

The International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is a nongovernmental research institution located in Laxenburg, Austria. IIASA was founded in 1972 on the initiative of the academies of science or equivalent institutions of 12 nations. As of 2012, the following countries are national member organizations: Austria, Brazil, China, Egypt, Finland, Finland, Germany, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Russian Federation, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine and United States of America. The original motivation for the establishment of IIASA was to enable scientists from East and West to work together on problems of common concern. Although this is still an objective of the Institute, it has been broadened to encompass joint work by scientists from most countries. The goal of IIASA is “To conduct international and interdisciplinary scientific studies to provide timely and relevant information and options, addressing critical issues of global...

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