The International Centre for Integrated assessment and Sustainable development (ICIS) was founded in 1998. It addresses complex issues facing the planet and its inhabitants.
The ICIS is multidisciplinary; it has a mix of national and international, globalised, youthful people. ICIS researchers in the natural and social sciences work together in pursuit of solutions to real world problems.
conduct research and provide education in the fields of integrated assessment and sustainable development
stimulate integration in sustainable thinking and acting on different social levels by research, education and policy
Integrative studies involve analysis of the causes, effects and the mutual interlinkages between economic, environmental, institutional and socio-cultural processes associated with a specific environment or complex issue (e.g. tourism, health, water, mobility).
Participatory processes involving stakeholders usually form the basis for the development of visions and long-term strategies.
ICIS has become a scientific ‘centre of excellence’ related to the integrated assessment of sustainable development.
"We have a vision of a world where individuals can make the most of their potential, where poverty no longer exists, and where people respect each other and nature. This vision is a goal we strive for day after day in our work as teachers, scientists and managers."