The Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) is an independent, non-profit research Institute. The institute brings together expertise from economists, sociologists, and political scientists, among others, to address fundamental economic and social problems and policy choices. Incepted in 1963 under the auspices of two former Austrian scholars of world renown, Paul F. Lazarsfeld and Oskar Morgenstern with funds from the Ford Foundation, the IHS is today funded by the Austrian government and by other public organizations. The IHS closely cooperates with Austrian universities as well as other research facilities across Europe.
Mission Statement (German, June 2015)