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01 March 2017
Climate research needs greater focus on human populations

How climate change will affect future populations will depend to a great extent on people’s capacity to adapt to changing conditions. Such characteristics can be forecast in the long term, using well-established demographic methods, say IIASA researchers.  More

15 February 2017
Young talent prize for Daniela Weber

IIASA researcher Daniela Weber has received the Allianz Young Talent Prize from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Demographie (DGD), the third award honoring her work on the international perspective on aging and cognitive decline.  More

16 January 2017
Trade-offs between economic growth and deforestation

In many developing countries, economic growth and deforestation seem to go hand in hand—but the links are not well understood. In a new study, researchers use an innovative methodology to quantify the relationship.  More

13 January 2017
Russian Demographic Data Sheet 2016

The first Russian Demographic Data Sheet provides a comprehensive look at key demographic indicators and main population trends for all Subjects of the Russian Federation, including population projection for 2035.  More

09 January 2017
Wolfgang Lutz joins independent group of scientists to draft UN Global Sustainability Development Report

Before leaving office, former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Wolfgang Lutz to be one of 15 independent scientists to draft a report on sustainable development ahead of a global review set for 2019.  More

18 December 2016
Call for applications: Summer School “Demography, Human Capital and Economic Growth”

Between 19-23 June 2017 IIASA, the Asian Demographic ResearchInstitute (ADRI), andthe Wittgenstein Center (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU) are organizing this Summer School. Application deadline: 24 March 2017.  More

07 December 2016
WU Stephan-Koren Prize for Daniela Weber

IIASA researcher Daniela Weber has received the Stephan-Koren Prize from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, the second award honoring her dissertation on the international perspective on aging and cognitive decline.  More

29 November 2016
Sustainable Development Goals lead to lower population growth

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals would significantly slow population growth, according to a new study.  More

24 November 2016
Call for applications: Workshop on modelling and projecting sub-national population trends

IIASA, the Asian Demographic ResearchInstitute, andthe Wittgenstein Center (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU) are organizing a series of workshops on modelling and projections. Application deadline: 31 December 2016.  More

21 November 2016
Sergei Scherbov and Wolfgang Lutz receive awards from Chulalongkorn University

For their contribution to research and capacity building at the College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University honored Sergei Scherbov and Wolfgang Lutz.  More

04 October 2016
Lower Austria Chamber of Labour Science Prize for Daniela Weber

For her dissertation on the international perspective on aging and cognitive decline, IIASA researcher Daniela Weber will receive the Lower Austria Chamber of Labour Science Prize.  More

04 October 2016
Handgrip strength provides a new window to health

A simple test of grip strength could provide a quick and inexpensive screening tool for health practitioners, according to a new study from IIASA population researchers.  More



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Sanderson W & Scherbov S (2017). Gender Inequality in Survival at Older Ages. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-17-002

Arimoto T, Barros LF, Bergmann M, Berkman PA, AL-Bulushi YBA, Colglazier WE, Copeland D, Chernukhin E, et al. (2017). A Global Network of Science and Technology Advice in Foreign Ministries. Science & Diplomacy (Submitted)

Lutz W & Muttarak R (2017). Forecasting societies’ adaptive capacities through demographic metabolism model. Nature Climate Change 7 (3): 177-184. DOI:10.1038/NCLIMATE3222. (In Press)

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