European Doctoral School of Demography

The European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) is an 11-month program open to students with a master's degree, and who are enrolled in the first year of a European PhD program. Students acquire a solid knowledge base on the causes and consequences of demographic change, population data, statistical and mathematical demography, modeling, simulation, and forecasting. Instruction is provided by leading international experts in the fields of study covered. Since the School places great importance on both teaching demographic methods and preparing students for a career in demography, each course will expose the students to a number of guest lecturers discussing their areas of expertise. By the end of the year, EDSD participants will have developed an extensive network of contacts with established researchers from throughout Europe.

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.