News & Highlights from the World Population Program 2016

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

23 September 2016
New study assesses human capital of asylum seekers

Who are the refugees who fled to Austria in the fall of 2015? In a new study, researchers have assessed the skills, attitudes, and values of asylum seekers and refugees who arrived in Austria last summer and fall.  More

21 September 2016
Demographic differential vulnerability to climate-related disasters

The latest Vienna Yearbook of Population Research highlights demographic and socio-economic differentials to the benefit of the international risk, vulnerability and climate change community.  More

03 September 2016
Wolfgang Lutz receives EAPS Award for Population Studies

For his groundbreaking contributions to the study of population, Wolfgang Lutz received the 2016 Award for Population Studies by the European Association for Population Studies.  More

31 August 2016
European Demographic Data Sheet 2016

The latest data sheet provides a comprehensive look at key demographic indicators and main population trends for all European countries, including population projection for 2050  More

31 August 2016
New population data provide insight on aging, migration

A new data set provides a comprehensive look at population dynamics in Europe, including the influence of migration on population growth and the effect of population aging.  More

01 August 2016
Wolfgang Lutz receives highest science award from the City of Vienna

For his scientific contributions Wolfgang Lutz was awarded the 2016 prize for Humanities, Cultural Studies, Social Sciences and Law of the City of Vienna.  More

20 June 2016
A new partnership for migration research

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC) have launched a new research partnership to provide science-based knowledge on migration and demography to support EU policy.  More

02 June 2016
European identity continues to grow

Despite the recent crises in the EU, citizens increasingly identify themselves as European compared to recent decades. This is according to a new study by IIASA researchers which confirms forecasts they made in a 2006 study and brings further insight to the demography of European identity.  More

04 May 2016
IIASA demographer elected to US National Academy of Sciences

IIASA World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz has been elected as a foreign associate of the US National Academy of Sciences.  More

04 April 2016
Wolfgang Lutz wins Mindel Sheps Award

IIASA World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz was awarded the 2016 Mindel Sheps Award at the Population Association of America meeting.  More

18 February 2016
IIASA demographer: Universal education key to humanity’s future

A new popular book summarizes scientific research conducted at IIASA and elsewhere showing that education is a key prerequisite for modern social and economic development. It makes the case for a global alliance on education as a strategy for future wellbeing on the planet.  More

15 February 2016
Call for applications: Summer school on “The Demography of Health and Education”

In conjunction with the REVES 2016 Meeting in Vienna, 6-15 June, the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU) is organizing this series of side events. Application deadline: 15 March 2016  More

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