Welcome to the Department of Demography!

Our Department combines demographic research and teaching at the University of Vienna.

Demography is the scientific study of changing population size and structures. It analyses and mathematically models the multiple structures of human populations by age, sex, place of residence, level of educational attainment, labor force participation and other essential demographic characteristics of individuals. It focusses on the determinants of such changes – in particular, fertility, mortality and migration – and assesses the aggregate level consequences of past, current and future population changes on society, economy and environment.

The Department of Demography also serves as the university-pillar of the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, OeAW, University of Vienna).


Marc Luy has been appointed as the new director of the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences with effect from 1...

Wolfgang Lutz at a roundtable meeting on the Demography of Sustainable Wellbeing organized by Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.

Prof. Éva Beaujouan is invited by BiB (Federal Institute for Population Research) to present her latest research on childlessness and infertility in...

The intensive two-day program is taught by Guillaume Marois, Anna Matysiak, Inaki Permanyer, Dilek Yildiz.

Prof. Erich Striessnig and his team addressed this question in their recent research project (Following Article in German).

Due to his outstanding scientific achievements as well as due to the science-political relevance and high topicality of his research focus.