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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, digital 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.


April 23, 2019

Süßmilch Lecture

Emily Smith-Greenaway, University of Sputhern California, more

April 25, 2019

Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften (Long Night of Sciences)

S. Leek, more

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February 15, 2019

Post-Docs/ Research Scientists

The MPIDR is recruiting highly qualified Post-Docs/Research Scientists, at various levels of seniority, to join the Lab of Digital and Computational Demography. more

February 15, 2019

Software Developer

The MPIDR is recruiting a Software Developer to join the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography. more

February 14, 2019

Call for Applications for the EDSD

The European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) invites applications for school year 2019-2020. more

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February 4, 2019 | Call for Contributions

Workshop: Demographic Research with Web and Social Media Data

The MPIDR and IUSSP invite submissions to a workshop on the use of web and social media data in demographic research taking place in Munich in June 2019. more

January 22, 2019 | Suessmilch Lecture

Leveraging Genetics to Inform Social Demography

On January 29, Dalton Conley from Princeton University will give a talk at the MPIDR about sociogenomic research. more

January 15, 2019 | Press Release

Medically assisted reproduction does not raise risk of preterm birth and low birth weight

A new MPIDR study in The Lancet shows that couples can decide about using medically assisted reproduction free from concerns about increasing the health risks to their baby. more

January 14, 2019 | Rostock

Caravan of Science 2019

From January 14 to 28, the “Wissenskarawane” gives school students the opportunity to get insights into the research done at research institutes in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On January 14, the MPIDR opens its doors to students. more


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