Asian Demographic and Human Capital Data Sheet 2018

11 JUL 2018

The 2018 update has a focus on meeting the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals education targets.

Asian Population Association Conference 2018

2 JUL 2018

Wittgenstein Centre scientists will present latest research at this regional population meeting between 11-14 July 2018 in Shanghai.

UK weight misperception highest among overweight and obese

22 JUN 2018

A new study by Raya Muttarak reveals that overweight and obese adults in the UK are more likely to underestimate their weight status.

Will health care costs explode in the future?

14 JUN 2018

Centre scientist Michael Kuhn gives interesting insights into his research in this vodcast.

Promotion of quality of life in the changing world

12 JUN 2018

Anastasia Aldelina Lijadi will present latest research from the ERC funded project "The Demography of Sustainable Human Wellbeing" at the 16th annual meeting of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies, 14-16 Jun 2018.

Anna Matysiak has received Dirk J. Van de Kaa Award 2018

11 JUN 2018

This Award honours outstanding achievements by an individual scholar in social demography, and the interplay of population dynamics and social change.

Brain power for sustainable development

10 JUN 2018

Wolfgang Lutz, Jesus Crespo Cuaresma, Bilal Barakat and Raya Muttarak will be speakers at this Leopoldina Symposium, 13 June 2018.

WIC Progress Report 2011-2017

6 JUN 2018

This Report covers the achievements of the Centre in the years 2011-2017 during which the funding of Wolfgang Lutz’ Wittgenstein Award was active.

Surviving and thriving in times of change

25 MAY 2018

Sergei Scherbov will present research at the Fourth Asian Conference on Aging & Gerontology from 8-10 June 2018 in Kobe, Japan.

Call for applications: Hands-on workshop on demographic analysis with applications to aging societies

18 MAY 2018

From 19 - 30 Nov, Sergei Scherbov will lead a workshop for junior scientists and early-to mid-career professionals. Deadline: 6 July 2018.


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The Wittgenstein Centre aspires to be a world leader in the advancement of demographic methods and their application to the analysis of human capital and population dynamics. It is a collaboration among the World Population Program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (VID/ÖAW) and the Demography Group and the Research Institute on Human Capital and Development of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).

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