Isabella Buber-Ennser and Judith Kohlenberger held a seminar at the Children's University

14 JUL 2017

The Wittgenstein Centre contributed a session to this year’s Children’s University at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). Isabella Buber-Ennser and Judith Kohlenberger from the Research Group Demography of Austria offered a seminar on “Who are the refugees?” and presented results from the “Displaced Persons in Austria Survey (DiPAS)”. A lively group of twenty children between ages 10 and 12 joined the seminar to learn more about education, qualification and family context of forces migrants in Austria.

The Children’s University is held every year in July at various universities and research institutions in Austria. Children between 7 and 12 years of age can choose from a variety of courses from all academic disciplines and celebrate their successful completion in a final graduation ceremony.

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.