Mission Statement of the oiip
The Austrian Institute for International Affairs (oiip) is a Think Tank founded in 1979 and committed to fundamental research in the field of international politics. The oiip is Austria’s leading institute on international politics at the juncture between academic and policy oriented research. Besides international academic publishing the Institute’s researchers are engaged in teaching, policy consultancy and public awareness raising.
We are part of various international research networks and collaborations, keep track of emerging trends and developments and actively participate in relevant academic debates. As a result we make a significant contribution of the development of the academic discourse in international politics.
We take practical, independent and courageous socio-political positions and develop solution approaches which we offer to national and European representatives of politics, administration, economy and society. We constitute a meeting point and a venue for critical thinking and international and interdisciplinary debates and exchanges. As such, the Institute’s work contributes to Austria’s internationalisation.
We work to enhance an informed and unbiased view of world politics. Diversity and gender equality are our core assets, which we work to promote. The Institute is also committed to the best possible career development of its staff members. Both internally and externally we live interrelated respect, open communication and transparency.