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;
- Development and advancement of human resources through internationally renowned training programs and personnel training;
- 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.
The IHS is a private non-profit organization. It was founded in 1963 by two prominent Austrians living in exile, the sociologist Paul F. Lazarsfeld and the economist Oskar Morgenstern, with the financial help of the Ford Foundation, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, and the City of Vienna.
At present nearly 40 % of the Institute’s budget is accounted for by commissioned research. The remaining funding is provided by subsidies from the Federal Ministry of Education and Science, the Austrian National Bank, the City of Vienna and other institutions.
The Institute for Advanced Studies is divided into three departments of scientific research and teaching:
The institute counts approximately 80 scientific employees and 26 administrative employees. About 40 students are presently participating in the postgraduate course programs.
Institute for Advanced Studies, Carinthia
Since 1999 the IHS has a branch office in Klagenfurt, the capital of Carinthia. IHS Carinthia