IIASA Presentation Event


Dear Bachelor and Master students,

as you might already have heard, the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy (FGGA) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) (https://iiasa.ac.at/) are exploring possible collaboration on the level of the doctoral programme at the Vienna International School of Earth and Space Sciences (VISESS). The "IIASA Presentation Event" next week Tuesday 21 November 2023, 14:30-16:00 at UZAII Lecture Hall 2 (2A122), Josef-Holaubek-Platz 2, 1090 Vienna aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to IIASA's various research initiatives and highlight potential synergies that could result from collaboration between both institutions.

We think that it could also be very interesting for Bachelor and Master students of our Faculty to get to know this neighbouring institute.

Therefore we warmly invite you to join this event. Please register here: https://visess.univie.ac.at/activities/IIASA/.



  • 14:30-14:35 Opening Remarks

Rainer Abart | FGGA Dean
Christian Köberl | Chair of the Austrian IIASA Committee, IIASA Council Member, Full Professor at FGGA

  • 14:35-14:45 Institutional Introduction of IIASA

Wolfgang Lutz | Interim Deputy Director General for Science and appointed Acting Director General of IIASA

  • 14:45-15:15 IIASA Research Flashlights
    • Past and future CO2 emissions from land use change and the Global Carbon Budget
      Thomas Gasser | Senior Research Scholar, Exploratory Modeling of Human-natural Systems (EM) Research Group in the Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) Program and Integrated Assessment and Climate Change (IACC) Research Group of the Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) Program, Coordinator of the 'Earth system modeling' research theme at IIASA
    • Systems approaches to modeling population dynamics and outcomes
      Roman Hoffmann | Research Group Leader Migration and Sustainable Development (MIG) Research Group and Social Cohesion, Health, and Wellbeing (SHAW) Research Group in the Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) Program at IIASA
    • Integrated Assessment of Energy, Climate, and the Environment
      Bas van Ruijven | Research Group Leader Sustainable Service Systems (S3) Research Group in the Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) Program at IIASA
  • 15:15-15:30 Question and Answer Session

Moderation: Patrick Sakdapolrak | VISESS Anthroposphere Branch Coordinator

  • 15:30-15:35 Concluding Remarks

Patrick Sakdapolrak | VISESS Anthroposphere Branch Coordinator
Glenn van de Ven | VISESS Director

  • 15:35 Get-together with refreshments in front of HS2