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.

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.