News Archive 2021

New Master's Programme 'Global Demography' at the University of Vienna starting in fall 2021

26 FEB 2021

The principal aim is to give students a strong scientific grounding in the analysis and forecasting of demographic developments across the globe.

Covid reduces life expectancy but not years of life

16 FEB 2021

Interview with WIC Researcher Marc Luy in German

An indirect method to monitor the fraction of people ever infected with COVID-19 published in PLOS ONE

1 FEB 2021

Tests for SARS-CoV-2 are considered an important requirement for containing the pandemic. But can they detect all infections?

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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. In assessing the effects of these forces on long-term human well-being, we combine scientific excellence in a multidisciplinary context with relevance to a global audience. It is a collaboration among the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the University of Vienna.