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.
July 1, 2015 | News Release
On July 1, MPIDR doctoral candidate Oliver Wisser successfully defended his doctoral dissertation. In his work, he refined a mathematical model that can be used by demographers to describe mortality. The goal of the work was to better reflect the gender-specific differences in mortality. more
June 30, 2015 | Infoletter
In our new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand,” read about which destinations migrants are choosing as they seek their fortune, and how parents are finding happiness. more
June 17, 2015 | News
On June 17, former MPIDR researcher Christine Schnor received the Otto Hahn Medal for her PhD dissertation. The medal was awarded at the Annual Meeting of the Max Planck Society, and came with a cash prize of 7,500 euros. more
June 4, 2015 | Rostock´s Eleven
How many children we get and when we get them is not just a conscious decision made during adulthood. This was shown by MPIDR-researcher Katharina Wolf, taking the example of Turkish female migrants who had spent their childhood in Turkey and their youth in Germany. more