News Archive 2012

Professorship at Jacobs University for Vegard Skirbekk

5 DEC 2012

Vegard Skirbekk has been appointed Adjunct Professor at Jacobs University Bremen. After some years of successful cooperation with Prof. Dr. Ursula M. Staudinger, Vice President of Jacobs University Bremen, Vegard Skirbekk has been appointed Adjunct Professor at Jacobs Center on Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development.
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Sergei Scherbov wins ERC Advanced Grant

21 NOV 2012

Sergei Scherbov has won a grant from the European Research Council to explore population aging and its impacts on Europe and beyond. The grant, which goes to IIASA’s World Population Program, is the 6th ERC grant won by a researcher at the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital – more than any other European research group of a comparable size.
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International Conference "Determinants of Unusual and Differential Longevity"

21 NOV 2012

International Conference "Determinants of Unusual and Differential Longevity", 21 to 23 November 2012, Vienna
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Elke Loichinger receives AWARD OF EXCELLENCE 2012 of the BMW_F

18 OCT 2012

For her dissertation: Europe’s future human capital: population projections by age, sex, education, labor force participation and health status, Elke Loichinger was honored by the Austrian government.
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Ulrike Zartler and Caroline Berghammer were awarded Poster Prize, September 2012

30 SEP 2012

Ulrike Zartler (Department of Sociology, University of Vienna) and Caroline Berghammer (Department of Sociology, University of Vienna, Austria, and Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU), Vienna Institute of Demography/Austrian Academy of Sciences) were awarded the Poster Prize for the best poster presented at the ESFR Congress 2012 (European Society on Family Relations) in Lillehammer.
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Ramon Bauer wins Förderungspreis 2011

30 SEP 2012

For his diploma thesis entitled Demography of European Regions (link) Ramon Bauer on was awarded a prize by the Austrian Geographic Society: Förderungspreis 2011 der Österreichischen Geographischen Gesellschaft
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Experiencing Science on the „MS Wissenschaft“, September 2012

13 SEP 2012

The Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital is participating in the interactive science exhibition on sustainability offered to students aged 10 to 14 years. Co-funded by the FWF (Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung) and the BMWF (Ministry of Science and Research), the swimming science center “MS Wissenschaft” visits 36 cities in Germany and Austria between May and October 2012 under the motto “Future Project Earth”.
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New research at Asian Population Association Conference, August 2012

31 AUG 2012

The Wittgenstein Centre's population researchers have presented new findings at the Asian Population Association Conference, which run from 26 to 29 August in Bangkok, Thailand. Population changes - whether from migration, fertility, or mortality - affect people’s lives, education, and livelihoods. New research from Wittgenstein Centre's scientists shows that education levels strongly influence how well populations can adapt to climate change.
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Wolfgang Lutz presents at the Alpbach Technology Forum

22 AUG 2012

Between 22 and 26 August, 2012, Wolfgang Lutz discussed his research on population, innovation, energy, and sustainability at the Alpbach Technology Forum, an internationally-focused meeting related to science, technology, and society.
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New European and Asian Data Sheets 2012

6 AUG 2012

By applying the multi-state model of population dynamics, including differential fertility, mortality and migration rates, the Wittgenstein Centre has produced projections of the European and Asian population by age, sex and four levels of educational attainment.
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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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