Demographic education and population studies in universities

16 OCT 2017

Sergei Scherbov and Dalkhat Ediev will present latest research from the Re-aging project on 19 Oct 17 at Lomonosov Moscow State University.

WIC research is part of the UN annual report: World Population Aging 2017

6 OCT 2017

The UN relied on new measures of aging developed at the Wittgenstein Centre, leading to more optimistic projections for aging populations around the world.

World population, human capital and sustainable development

25 SEP 2017

Wolfgang Lutz is invited keynote speaker at the 14th Annual Meeting of Science and Technology in Society forum, 2 October at 1.30pm.

The correlation between aging, work and health

18 SEP 2017

Wittgenstein Centre researchers will participate at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Demographie Jahrestagung, 19-22 Sept.

Climate change across borders

12 SEP 2017

Alison Heslin will discuss global effects of climate change on population at the Gallatin Climate Change Initiative Conference in New York, 14-15 Sept.

Moving frontiers in population forecasting and aging

30 AUG 2017

The Wittgenstein Centre has published a book to honor our distinguished colleague Sergei Scherbov on the occasion of his 65th birthday.

WU Blog post about Centre intern Dirar Alshwikh Alabd

24 AUG 2017

In a WU blog report about internships for refugees, Dirar Alshwikh Alabd, former intern at the Centre's WU pillar is featured.

"Education First!" New book by Founding Director Wolfgang Lutz and Reiner Klingholz published

23 AUG 2017

This scholarly yet highly accessible volume by two renowned experts shows why education is under threat, and what should be done to counter this. (Ian Goldin)

Debating pressing global and regional population issues

22 AUG 2017

Wittgenstein scientists will present and discuss latest research at the XXVIII IUSSP International Population Conference in South Africa, 29 Oct - 4 Nov 2017.

Global weirding? Climate change and population dynamics

22 AUG 2017

As expert in the field of adaptive capacity to climate change Raya Muttarak was an invited speaker during the European Forum Alpbach seminar week.


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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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