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IHS (Institut für Höhere Studien)

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Josefstädter Straße 39, 1080 Vienna
1080 Vienna
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Non-Governmental Organization
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General Information: 

The Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) is an independent, non-profit research institute in Vienna (Austria). It brings together high-level expertise from various disciplines (economics, sociology, and political science, among others) to address fundamental economic and social problems and policy choices. Internationally renowned scientists stay at the Institute as guest researchers, and PhD candidates use its excellent facilities to conduct their studies. IHS alumni make career in academia, governmental institutions, and in the private sector. The IHS was incepted in 1963 under the auspices of two esteemed scholars, Paul F. Lazarsfeld and Oskar Morgenstern with a generous grant from the Ford Foundation. Today, the Institute is funded by the Austrian government, by various public organizations and by commissioned research. IHS has coordinated and participated in numerous projects within the EU Framework Programs and has extensive experience in disseminating research results. Currently the Institute counts approximately 100 employees.

Mission and Objectives: 

The Institute for Advanced Studies is an independent, non-profit research Institute covering the areas of Economics, Political Science, and Sociology. Since its inception in 1963 the IHS has been, and continues to be, committed to the highest quality standards of research and postgraduate education. The Institute strives for top performance internationally in the following areas: - Theoretical and empirical cutting-edge research with socio-political and economic policy relevance; - Scientific policy advice based on rigorous empirical and theoretical foundations in Economics, Political Science, and Sociology; - Informing the public about fundamental economic and social problems and policy choices.

Main Projects / Activities: 

IHS undertakes studies on various topics like eg pension reform, health, migration, gender, environment, sustainable development,...

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

IHS can support research and academic work on issues related to Mediterranean identity and intercultural dialogue.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

IHS can provide scientfic support for activities in fields which are essential for human and social dialogue: education, youth, gender, migration, health, environment.

Contact (1) Full Name: 
Sylvia Karl-Parzer
Head of the organisation: 
Martin Kocher
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