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IIASA Approves Iran's Membership

IIASA Approves Iran's Membership	IIASA Approves Iran's Membership

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis has inducted Iran as its 24th member state. The 88th meeting of the Council of Directors of IIASA was held in the Austrian city of Laxenburg, which was attended by representatives from Austria, Australia, Britain and Indonesia among others, Mehr News Agency reported.  Policies regarding open access to databases and research findings for all member states were also discussed in the session. A voting session was held in March when all 23 member states voted in favor of Iran’s membership.  IIASA is a scientific research institute located in Laxenburg, near Vienna, Austria.  Founded in 1972, it conducts policy-oriented research into problems of a global nature that are too large or too complex to be solved by a single country or academic discipline.  IIASA is sponsored by its national member organizations in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania. Its research is independent and completely unconstrained by political or national self-interest.