News & Highlights from the World Population Program 2015

15 December 2015
In aging, one size does not fit all

New IIASA research provides a suite of measurements that could replace conventional measures of age, supporting smarter policies for retirement and health care.  More

18 September 2015
Systems analysis for global transformations

A special issue of the journal Technological Forecasting and Social Change explores research on uncertainty and global transformations.  More

02 September 2015
POPNET Newsletter 47, Autumn 2015

The latest issue of IIASA's POPNET newsletter features a retrospect on 40 years demographic research at IIASA.  More

31 August 2015
Older people getting smarter, but not fitter

Older populations are scoring better on cognitive tests than people of the same age did in the past —a trend that could be linked to higher education rates and increased use of technology in our daily lives, say IIASA population researchers.  More

10 August 2015
The future of world religions

A new study by IIASA population researchers projects how world religious affiliations could change up to 2050.  More

27 July 2015
New Institute for Asian Demographic Research

IIASA’s World Population Program and the University of Shanghai agreed to closely work together in establishing the Institute for Asian Demographic Research in Shanghai.  More

08 July 2015
Social engagement aids disaster preparedness

Community participation and strong social networks can aid preparedness to natural disaster such as tsunamis in vulnerable regions, shows new research conducted in the south of Thailand.  More

29 June 2015
World Bank aging report uses IIASA research

IIASA population projections and results from the ERC-supported Re-Aging project are used in a new World Bank report on population aging in Europe and Central Asia.  More

12 May 2015
Linking population and climate change

Population growth and changes in demographic structure are a key factor influencing future climate change, as well as people’s ability to adapt.  More

06 May 2015
Wittgenstein Centre Data Explorer Version 1.2

A more user-friendly version of this online data explorer developed by population researchers at IIASA and the Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA-VID/OeAW-WU) is now available with extended data.  More

05 May 2015
Horizon 2020 grant supports aging and health research

A new grant from the European Union will support an international research project on aging and health, including IIASA population researchers.  More

28 April 2015
Visualization of the Global Human Capital Data Sheet 2015

IIASA now provides a new visualization tool for presenting population projections by age, sex, and level of educational attainment for the world, world regions, and 195 countries, with a time horizon to 2060.  More

15 April 2015
Higher life expectancy could lead to slower aging

Faster increases in life expectancy reflect a process in which people become healthier, generally more capable, and indeed younger in many ways even if they have lived longer lives, according to population experts at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).  More

27 February 2015
POPNET Newsletter 46, Spring 2015

The latest issue of IIASA's POPNET newsletter provides a brief overview of last months highlights at the World Population Program.  More

16 February 2015
Global Human Capital Data Sheet 2015

The Global Human Capital Data Sheet 2015 presents new population projections by age, sex, and level of educational attainment for the world.  More

16 January 2015
Wolfgang Lutz elected deputy member of the Leopoldina Senate

IIASA World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz was elected as deputy member to the Senate of the Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Sciences.  More

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