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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 Mikko Myrskylä and Emilio Zagheni.

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


February 27, 2018

Does migration contribute to the African epidemiological transition?

Philippe Bocquier, Université catholique de Louvain, more

April 10, 2018

Süßmilch Lecture: Death in the Afternoon: Changing Patterns in US Mortality

Anne C. Case, Princeton University, more

May 15, 2018

Süßmilch Lecture

Ken Robert Smith, The University of Utah, more

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January 19, 2018

Fellowships for European Doctoral School of Demography

The European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) invites applications for school year 2018-2019. more

January 17, 2018

Assistant Managing Editor

The MPIDR in Rostock is looking to recruit an Assistant Managing Editor (20 hours/week). more

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February 7, 2018 | Suessmilch Lecture

Does migration contribute to African epidemics?

On February 27, Philippe Bocquier from the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, will give a talk at the MPIDR about internal migration effects on AIDS, tuberculosis and non-communicable disease mortality in Kenya and South Africa. more

February 12, 2018 | News

New Chief Research Coordinator

On February 15, Beatrice Michaelis takes over the management of the Institute. Previously, the 38-year-old coordinated the Max Planck International Research Network on Aging (MaxNetAging) for almost two years. more

February 4, 2018 | News

Emilio Zagheni is new MPIDR director

Emilio Zagheni has been appointed new director of the MPIDR. The 36-year old Italian will head the Institute jointly with Mikko Myrskylä. One of Zagheni’s research priorities will be migration. more

January 9, 2018 | Suessmilch Lecture

Biomarker-based metrics of health and aging

On January 16 Alan Cohen from the University of Sherbrooke, Canada, will give a lecture at the MPIDR about biomarker-based metrics of general health and aging. more


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