Multimedia 2016

Audio interviews and videos featuring World Population Program researchers in 2016.

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.


VODCAST - 08 June 2016

WU Vienna

Video and pictures: 28th REVES meeting

From 6-15 June IIASA co-hosted the Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA,VID/OeAW,WU) Summer School in the framework of the 28th REVES conference. International PhD students were invited to get acquainted with newest research on health and disability in the context of population ageing, and the multi-dimensional methods for modelling population and human capital dynamics in a global perspective. The Vienna University of Economics and Business put together a brief summary of the conference and summer school highlights,, available at


VODCAST - 01 April 2016

Population Associaton of America

Wolfgang Lutz at the Mindel C. Sheps Award ceremony

IIASA World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz was awarded the 2016 Mindel Sheps Award for his outstanding contributions to demographic methodology. The award was presented by Hans-Peter Kohler and accepted by Wolfgang Lutz at the Population Association of America meeting on 1 April 2016.


VODCAST - 30 March 2016

Wolfgang Lutz

Science talk: The world of tomorrow and the complexity of population projections in times of rapid global change

The Austrian public service broadcaster ORF visited IIASA to interview World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz for the TV show Science talk in regard to his newly published book entitled "Who survives? Education decides the future of humanity" authored together with Rainer Klingholz. (in German)


PODCAST - 12 March 2016

Wolfgang Lutz

No education, no future - why states fail

World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz discusses with Ingo Kahle why education decides the future of humanity in the show "Zwölfzweiundzwanzig" of the German radio station RBB. (in German)

More information to the show is available on the RBB website:

Download RBB Inforadio_No education, no future - why states fail [mp3, 34,397.6 kb]


VODCAST - 11 February 2016

Wolfgang Lutz

Population, Education and the SDG

To generate ideas and share knowledge of sustainability solutions, IIASA, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Austrian Embassy in Washington have co-sponsored a symposium under the theme "International Scientific Cooperation for Global Sustainability". Wolfgang Lutz gave a presentation in about population, education and the Sustainable Development Goals during the first panel session "Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: Developing Pathways, Assessing Policies, and Measuring Progress".


VODCAST - 04 February 2016

Wolfgang Lutz

The impact of education on migration in Europe

During the European University Institute’s Forum on Migration, Citizenship and Demography on 4 February 2016 in Florence Wolfgang Lutz was interviewed to the question how increased global education will have an impact on migration in Europe.


VODCAST - 04 February 2016

Wolfgang Lutz

What we know about future population

Wolfgang Lutz participated as panel discussant in Session 1 "The Future of Europe’s Demography" at the European University Institute’s Forum on Migration, Citizenship and Demography on 4 February 2016 in Florence. The session was chaired by Alexandra Venturini (MPC), and the panel list included Wolfgang Lutz (IIASA), Gustavo De Santis (University of Florence), Philippe Fargues (MPC), and Juan Dolado (EUI).


PODCAST - 11 January 2016

Wolfgang Lutz

Podcast: How immigration changes society

World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz gave an interview on migration and a recent study on who are the refugees in Austria to the Austrian radio station OE1. Under the title "How immigration changes society" Judith Brandner discusses how migration has changed over time in the show Radiokolleg. (in German)

Download Radiokolleg - Globalisiertes Österreich Folge 1 [mp3, 26,771.7 kb]


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