Director Emeritus James W. Vaupel
James W. Vaupel was appointed Founding Director of the MPIDR, Rostock, in 1996. As director, he determined the Institutes’ scientific orientation in the decades to come, thus shaping demographic research in Germany and internationally and taking the Institute to become the largest independent demographic research center in Germany by far. Since January 2018 Vaupel is Director Emeritus of the MPIDR. In February 2018, Emilio Zagheni took over co-leadership of the Institute. James W. Vaupel now researches and teaches at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense. As Director Emeritus of the MPIDR.