Meet our team
IISES is a unique network of independent scientists and researchers with a critical approach.
We encourage experts from various scientific fields to face challenges critically and independently by refraining from political agendas and interest groups.
Due to the varied nature of the threats represented in our four arrows, our multi-disciplinary team is well-equipped to tackle them comprehensively.
We guarantee cutting-edge work that adheres to the highest academic standards.
Dr. Walter Schwimmer
President of IISES
Former Secretary-General of the Council of Europe
Former member of the Austrian Parliament
Welcome to the International Institute for Social and Economic Studies. Our Institute, IISES, is geared towards addressing today’s major global challenges in a scientific and practical manner.
Recalling UN Secretary General’s speech during the UN General Assembly, the world has never been more threatened or more divided than it is today. We are facing the 'greatest cascade' of crises on a global scale. I cannot, but fully agree with Mr. Guterres and fully support his calls for contributions towards countering theses threats and crises.
As for our part, IISES has identified four major fields of crises towards which our actions are to be directed. We call them our '4 Arrows', which define our mission statement. Together with our partners, we seek to tackle them. We urge you to join us in our efforts and I personally look forward to welcoming you to our IISES community.
As part of this special team, I look forward to building up our institute as an academic stronghold for high-quality Critical Research in Austria and all over the globe.
The Covid-19 pandemic is a challenge, but with your help, we can join efforts to achieve our missions..