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 founding director James W. Vaupel.
The MPIDR is part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.
April 10, 2014 | New Publication
After the collapse of the USSR the mortality rate increased in all of the former Soviet republics. A team led by Pavel Grigoriev investigated the current situation in Belarus. Their findings indicated that the additional deaths are largely attributable to alcohol, unemployment, and poverty. more
April 8, 2014 | News
Since April 1 André Schmandke has been serving as head of the International Research Network on Aging. The 31-year-old came to Rostock from the ETH Zurich, where he recently earned his PhD in neuroscience. more
April 2, 2014 | Press Release
Mapping the very old: Those who reached an age of 105 years or more in Germany are concentrated in the north-west and in Berlin. more
March 25, 2014 | Infoletter
Read in the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand“ about the partnership stability of partners living apart together and how life expectancy in Belarus has changed since the disintegration of the Soviet Union. more