Migration is a highly complex social phenomenon and migration decisions depend on a variety of social, political and economic factors. Researchers from IIASA and Wittgenstein Centre published the Fact Sheet Migration, providing information about the challenges, that might be confronted for a successful adaptation.

The public discourse on migration is usually simplified and limited to the potentially large migration flows that are triggered by armed conflicts and wars, and economic deprivation. For a social and political debate, it is necessary to understand the reasons for migration, characteristics of the population groups that migrate and the consequences of migration in the country of origin and destination.

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Aging & wellbeing

27 June 2022

Fact Sheet Longevity, Health, Well-being

POPJUS researchers contributed with their pioneering work on new measures of aging, healthy life expectancy, and a well-being indicator to measure the quality of life to the Fact Sheet Longevity, Health, Well-being recently published by Wittgenstein Centre.
Academia Europaea

20 June 2022

Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz elected as a new member of the Academia Europaea

IIASA Population and Just Societies Program Research Scholar Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz has been elected to the Academia Europaea
Photograph of Wolfgang Lutz on abstract blue background

31 May 2022

Interim IIASA Deputy Director General for Science appointed

It is our pleasure to announce that Senior Population and Just Societies Program Advisor, Wolfgang Lutz, will take up the reins as interim IIASA Deputy Director for Science from 1 August 2022.