The Centre is a collaboration among the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (VID/ÖAW), and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). The Wittgenstein Centre aspires to be a world leader in the advancement of demographic methods and their application to the analysis of human capital and population dynamics. In assessing the effects of these forces on long-term human well-being, we combine scientific excellence in a multidisciplinary context with relevance to a global audience.
REVES Meetings aim at a comprehensive picture of the factors decisive for human health and longevity. Papers identify the key drivers of longer and healthier lives by explaining variations in various dimensions of health and in mortality. This includes the analysis of hitherto unexplained phenomena and paradoxes of health and longevity.
The Summer School "The Demography of Health and Education" (funded by WWTF, City of Vienna, Wien Kultur) acquainted international students with the newest research on health and disability in the context of population ageing and familiarized them with the multi-dimensional methods for modelling population and human capital dynamics in a global perspective.