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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 15, 2016

The Historical Demography of Mortality

James E. Oeppen, MPIDR more

February 16, 2016

The Physiology of Aging

Rüdiger Köhling, MPIDR more

February 17, 2016

Model organisms in aging research

Ralf Schaible, MPIDR more

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February 1, 2016

Student Assistant

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research is seeking a student assistant for the research group Population Health. more

November 19, 2015

Two post-doctoral research scientists

The MPIDR is recruiting two post-doctoral research scientists to work on labor demography. more

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February 11, 2016 | Suessmilch Lecture

Migration, fertility and population replacement in Europe

On February 18, Tomáš Sobotka from the Vienna Institute of Demography will give a talk at the MPIDR. He will explain how the migration streams in Europe in the last decades have altered its demographic landscape, especially in relation to fertility. more

February 8, 2016 | News


The MPIDR welcomes the new cohort of the MaxNetAging Research School. Since February 1, 12 participants from six countries have been staying at the Institute for six months. more

January 27, 2016 | New Database

COMADRE: Uniform data for Biodemography

Recently, the Open Access database COMADRE went online. The database run by the MPIDR contains demographic information on an unprecedented variety and number of animal species. In an article published today in the Journal of Animal Ecology, the makers of the database present their project. more

January 15, 2016 | News

Caravan of Science 2016

From January 13 to 26, the “Wissenskarawane” gives school students the opportunity to get insights into the research done at research institutes in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On January 20, the MPIDR opens its doors to about a hundred students. more


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