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.
January 9, 2015 | News Release
On January 8, 2015 former MPIDR-researcher Felix Rößger has successfully defended his PhD thesis at the University of Rostock. In his dissertation he focused on migration processes, taking a demographic perspective. more
December 18, 2014 | News
On December 17, MPIDR-researcher Tomasz F. Wrycza has successfully defended his PhD at the University of Rostock. His doctoral work provides the mathematical foundations for an approach to aging that is still new. more
December 10, 2014 | Infoletter
Read in the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand“ what factors affect the stability of marriage, why academics are having more children again, and who decides on the number of children to have – the man or the woman? more
December 8, 2014 | News
On 9th December the Nobel Week Dialogue will be held in Stockholm. The Dialogue is a full-day-event where representatives from politics, society and the scientific community – among them many Nobel Laureates – come together to engage in dialogue on aging society. MPIDR-Director Jim Vaupel will take an active part in the discussions. more