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Welcome to the Max Planck Institute
for Demographic Research

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. At the MPIDR, researchers from all over the world investigate demographic change, aging, fertility, biological demography and other issues at the forefront of population research. The Institute is headed by its directors James W. Vaupel and Mikko Myrskylä.

The MPIDR is part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.


February 13, 2015

Call for Applications

The European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) invites applications for school year 2015-2016. more

January 14, 2015

Research Scientist (tenured or fixed-term), Post-Doctoral Fellow, and PhD Student levels

The MPIDR has established two new laboratories, the Laboratory of Population Health and the Laboratory of Fertility and Well-being, and is recruiting highly qualified scientists at all levels from PhD student to tenured research scientist. more

March 23, 2015

Student Assistant

Die MPIDR-Verwaltung sucht eine studentische Hilfskraft. more

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March 19, 2015 | News


Former MPIDR-researcher Anne-Kristin Kuhnt has received a prize for young researchers at this year’s Annual Meeting of the German Society for Demography (DGD). more

February 21, 2015 | Supercentenarians

Jeanne Calment - a puzzle of longevity

140 years ago, on February 21, 1875 Jeanne Calment was born in the town of Arles, southern France. She died in 1997 at the ripe age of 122, with the longest confirmed human lifespan at record. Why she lived that long is a puzzle to researchers. more

February 10, 2015 | News

Elderly with higher education are less likely to use long-term care

In a new study, MPIDR-researcher Olga Grigorieva has shown that people with higher education are less likely to use long-term care than people with lower education. more

February 4, 2015 | News


The MPIDR welcomes the new cohort of the MaxNetAging Research School. Since February 2, 2015 the 12 participants from six countries have been staying at the Institute for six months. more


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