The Global Flow of People - an online data visualisation by N. Sander, G. Abel and R. Bauer - at Weltmuseum Wien

25 OCT 2017

The Global Flow of People at Weltmuseum Wien

The new Weltmuseum Wien (, which celebrates its Grand Reopening on 25 October 2017, commissioned the development of an interactive installation for the permanent exhibition “World in Motion”. This newly developed touch screen installation that allows to explore migration and refugee flows between and within regions is based on the online data visualisation “The Global Flow of People” ( created by Nikola Sander, Guy Abel and Ramon Bauer at the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU)  in 2014. 

The “Global Flow of People 1990–2015” visualisation illustrates the latest estimates of global bilateral migration flows by Guy Abel, while the “Global Flow of Refugees 2013–2016” visualisation uses data provided by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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.