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 23, 2014 | News
Many MPIDR researchers will present their work at the Meeting of the Population Association of America, which takes place in Boston from 1-3 May. The Institute will also have an exihibition booth. more
April 17, 2014 | Press Release
MPIDR study proves trans-generational defense mechanism in humans: If the environmental disease load at conception is high mortality of the children is reduced during epidemics. more
April 17, 2014 | News
On April 17th, former MPIDR-Director Jan M. Hoem turns 75. The MPIDR staff and the director of the MPDIR wish him a happy birthday. more
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