The Japan Committee for IIASA
IIASA: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
- International symposium（31 January 2017）
IIASA and Japan ― Future prospects for closer collaboration centering around “The World in 2050 (TWI2050)” project ―
- Expert workshop（30 January 2017）
Towards further collaboration between Japanese research community and IIASA
Founding of the Institute
After the ease of strained relationship between East and West, IIASA started to focus its research on solving global scale problems mainly in the field of systems analysis. IIASA has become one of the world’s leading international research institutes, with specialists like recipients of the Nobel Prize as well as IPCC lead authors. In recent years, developing countries have joined IIASA, and now the main issues of research are shifting from East-West problems to North-South problems (poverty, food, equality, etc.)
National Member Organisations
Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Egypt, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Russian Federation, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vietnam (Total of 24 countries)
(as of November, 2016)
IIASA’s research analyses the social sustainability as well as the effect of global changes in global environmental, economic, technological, and social changes. Researchers from all over the world gathered to provide scientific insight based on the latest systems analysis to policy-makers and scientific society.
Currently IIASA research is based on three Global Problem Areas and nine Programmes.
Global Problem Areas
- Energy and Climate Change
- Food and Water
- Poverty and Equity
- Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases
- Ecosystems Services and Management
- Evolution and Ecology
- Risk and Resilience
- World Population
- Transition to New Technologies
- Advanced Systems Analysis
Capacity Building for the next generation
Council: IIASA’s core decision-making organisation, and council is formed by the representative of the National Member Organisation. A Council Meeting is held twice a year. Currently, the chair is held by the United States of America. Within the Council, there are 4 committees: executive, finance, membership, and programme.
Director: Dr. Pavel Kabat
Employees: 336 Researchers (201 Fulltime) (in 2016).
Finances: Annual Funding is around EUR21,400,000 in 2015. Operational Funds are covered by contribution from National Member Organizations (NMOs) contribution (around EUR11,800,000 in 2015) and commissioned work, as well as donations.
The Japan Committee for IIASA
Members (as of 31 January 2017)
|Chair||Prof. Yoichi KAYA||Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo
President, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth
|Committee Members||Dr. Hajime AKIMOTO||Visiting Scientist, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)|
|Dr. Hideo HARASAWA||Vice President, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)|
|Dr. Mikiko KAINUMA||Senior Research Advisor, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)|
|Mr. Hideyuki MORI||President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)|
|Prof. Shinichiro OHGAKI||Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo; President, Japan Water Research Center|
|Prof. Taikan OKI||Senior Vice-Rector, United Nations University (UNU)|
|Mr. Kazuhiko TAKEMOTO
(Council Member, IIASA)
|Director, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)|
|Prof. Kazuhiko TAKEUCHI||President, Research Director, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), University of Tokyo|
|Prof. Kenji YAMAJI||Director-General, Research Institute for Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE)|
|Prof. Tetsuzo YASUNARI||Director General, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature|
|Observer||Mr. Kazumi Yoshikawa||Director, International Cooperation Office, Environmental Management Bureau, Ministry of the Environment|
|The Japan Committee for IIASA Secretariat||Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)||2108-11 Kamiyamaguchi, Hayama, Kanagawa,
TEL: +81-46-855-3852 FAX: +81-46-855-3809 firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP)
IIASA’s annual 3-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) offers research opportunities to 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. Since the beginning of the Program in 1977, 1819 young scientists from 86 countries have participated as of November 2016.
For detailed information of YSSP, please see IIASA webpage:
1. The Japan Committee for IIASA
The Japan Committee for IIASA has established a "The Japan Committee Special Recommendation Scheme" for the Japanese applicants of 2017 YSSP. For this Special Recommendation Scheme, Japanese applicants will be examined and selected by the committee members. The selected applicants will be provided with Official Recommendation letter by the Japan Committee for IIASA for the application of YSSP.
Please note that there will be no funding support by the Japan Committee.
2. Application Requirements
Application requirements for "The Japan Committee for IIASA Special Grants" are follows:
- Person fulfills the application requirements for YSSP.
- After attending the YSSP, the applicants who will be active participant and co response between IIASA and Japanese Research Community.