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PODCAST - 26 October 2017

Daniela Weber/Sputnik

Older people are now more active and have more abilities than they used to have

Daniela Weber talks with Radio Sputnik about a recent study on future trends in the prevalence of severe activity limitations among older adults in Europe, conducted together with Sergei Scherbov in the framework of the IIASA Re-aging project.

Download Aging population © Sputnik news [mp3, 3,675.3 kb]


VODCAST - 21 March 2017

Sergei Scherbov at Demography Today

Are the 40s really the new 30s?

Sergei Scherbov explains new methods of measuring population aging with a number of application examples. The presentation is based on new research from the World Population Program Reassessing Aging from a Population Perspective (Re-Aging) project. It was part of the Lecture Series "Demography today" that is organized at the Spanish National Research Council. Watch the full lecture here.


PODCAST - 02 March 2017

Raya Muttarak

Podcast: The focus on human populations in climate change research

Research scholar Raya Muttarak from IIASA's World Populations Program (POP) gave an interview about human populations in climate change research to the Austrian radio station FM4 in the show Reality Check. Muttarak referred to a recent study that looks into forecasting societies’ adaptive capacities to climate change that she published together with POP Program Director Wolfgang Lutz in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Download Muttarak on Radio FM4 [mp3, 3,719.1 kb]


VODCAST - 16 January 2017


Population growth and the Sustainable Development Goals

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals would significantly slow population growth, according to a new IIASA study authored by Guy Abel, Bilal Barakat, Samir KC and Wolfgang Lutz. Read the full story:


VODCAST - 13 January 2017

Gaidar Forum

Russian Demographic Data Sheet 2016

The first Russian Demographic Data Sheet, a collaboration between IIASA, the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), and the Russian Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat), was presented at the high-level Gaidar Forum on 13 January 2017 in Moscow. In the dedicated session at the conference, Sergei Scherbov presented the methodological background of the applied alternative indicators of population ageing and the major results to journalists, scientists and policy makers from across Russia.


VODCAST - 12 January 2017

Wittgenstein Centre

What is your age at age 60?

Warren Sanderson describes how old age can be measured accurately by taking time and space into account, on the example of the so called prospective aging. He shows that not all 60 year olds are the same and that their characteristics have to be taken into account. The presentation is based on new research from the World Population Program Reassessing Aging from a Population Perspective (Re-Aging) project.


VODCAST - 11 January 2017

WU Vienna

Video and pictures: Wittgenstein Centre conference "Variations of the themes of Wolfgang Lutz"

From 6-7 December 2016 the Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA,VID/OeAW,WU) and its three pillars, IIASA, the VID at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and the Vienna University of Economics and Business, hosted this scientific conference in honor of World Population Program (POP) Director Wolfgang Lutz' 60th birthday. The Vienna University of Economics and Business put together a brief summary of the conference. Watch all presentations here.


VODCAST - 14 December 2016

IST Austria

Human capital as the root cause of development and policy priority for the 21st century

On December 14, 2017, IIASA World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz gave a talk entitled “Human capital as the root cause of development and policy priority for the 21st century” at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) as part of the IST Science and Society Lecture series. In his talk he discussed the state-of-the-art and multi-dimensional demographic analyses of changing population sizes and structures.


PODCAST - 07 October 2016

Deutsche Welle

Pinpointing the human value in the migrant masses

Wolfgang Lutz and Zakarya Al Zalak from the World Population Program were interviewed by Deutsche Welle journalist Kerry Skyring about the background and human value of refugees, results from a recent study conducted at IIASA in collaboration with researchers from the Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU).


VODCAST - 30 June 2016

Sergei Scherbov

The characteristics of people are the key to study aging

Sergei Scherbov describes how people age differently in different countries and why new developed measures that are based on the characteristics of people are better suited to study aging. The interview was conducted during the General Assembly Meeting of the ATHLOS project that was held on 30-31 May 2016 in Facultad de Medicina at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.


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