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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.


November 8, 2016

Fellowships for European Doctoral School of Demography

The European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) invites applications for school year 2017-2018. more

October 7, 2016

Post-Doctoral Fellow/Research Scientist

The MPIDR is accepting applications for a highly qualified Post-Doctoral Fellow or Research Scientist. more

October 7, 2016

Statistical Analyst

The MPIDR is accepting applications for a highly qualified Statistical Analyst. more

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November 22, 2016 | Press Release

Individual lifespans are becoming more similar

New PNAS study: The higher the life expectancy in a society, the smaller the difference between the ages at which people will die. Scientists discover a novel regularity for vastly different human societies and epochs. more

November 15, 2016 | Call for Papers

Human Mortality Database Symposium

In 2017 the Human Mortality Database Project celebrates its 15th anniversary. On this occasion a symposium will be held on May 22 to 23, 2017 in Berlin. more

November 9, 2016 | News

Rostock Retreat on data visualization

In June 2017 the MPIDR hosts the Rostock Retreat on data visualization. The retreat aims to bring together people  interested in the visualization of population data. Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2017. more


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