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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.


April 23, 2015

Post-Doctoral Fellow/Research Scientist

The Max Planck Research Group Gender Gaps in Health and Survival at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) is seeking to make an appointment at Post-Doctoral Fellow or Research Scientist level. more

April 15, 2015

Up to 3 positions at the PhD student, post-doctoral fellow, or tenured research scientist level

The MPIDR is recruiting highly qualified PhD students or post-doctoral researchers (up to three positions) working on social determinants of health and life expectancy in high-income countries. more

April 14, 2015

Research Scientist (tenured or fixed-term), Post-Doctoral Fellow, and PhD Student levels

The MPIDR has established two new laboratories, the Laboratory of Population Health and the Laboratory of Fertility and Well-being, and is recruiting highly qualified scientists at all levels from PhD student to tenured research scientist. more

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April 21, 2015 | News

MPIDR at the Population Association of America 2015 Annual Meeting

Many MPIDR researchers will present their work at the Meeting of the Population Association of America, which takes place in San Diego from 30 April to 2 May. The Institute will also have an exihibition booth. more

April 20, 2015 | News

Suessmilch Lecture by Griffith Feeney now available online

On April 14 2015, demographer and statistician Griffith Feeney hold a lecture about the problems in developing countries demography at the MPIDR. The video of the whole lecture is now online. more

April 14, 2015 | News


On April 13 Felix Ringelhan, a doctoral student at the MPIDR, has successfully defended his PhD. His dissertation focused on the aging processes of various basal animals, particularly Cnidaria. more

April 14, 2015 | Infoletter

The world after the change

Read in the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand“ why retirees today are much more active than in the past and what advantages demographic change could bring us. more


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