Mission Statement of the Austrian Institute for International Affairs - oiip

Mission Statement of the Austrian Institute for International Affairs - oiip

Mission Statement of the oiip



The Austrian Institute for International Affairs (oiip) is an independent research institute founded in 1979. Ever since the institute has been committed to research in the field of international politics. The oiip is Austria’s leading institute on international politics, situated 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 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, exchange and second track diplomacy. As such, the Institute’s work contributes to Austria’s internationalisation.



We work to enhance an informed and unbiased view of world politics. We are committed to intercultural dialogue and exchange. Diversity and gender equity 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.

What we do…

Research and Analysis

We follow international developments at different political and societal levels. We are committed to field research.  Our research activities are in line with international academic standards and quality criteria. We produce studies, academic articles, working papers, policy analyses and policy briefs with specific recommendations for decision makers. Our goal is to make our expertise accessible to a broad spectrum of users.


Our experts teach at different universities. We provide a platform for international experts, fellows and students. We train students and young academics and support their careers.

Consultancy and Networks


Based on our research, we offer consultancy and briefings for decision-makers in government institutions, international organizations, civil society, and the private sector. National and international media outlets frequently consult our expertise. We are part of a large number of international research networks.


We conceptualize, organize, moderate and document, conferences, panel discussions, round tables, and workshops as well as innovative and outcome oriented participatory formals such as stakeholder fora or incubator rooms.