Courses

Current Courses

Program 2020

Data visualization – the art/skill cocktail
+++Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this course will be offered as an online course. The application deadline has been extended to May 15, 2020.+++
Course Number:  181
13.07.2020 – 17.07.2020
Instructor: Ilya Kashnitsky
New Application Deadline: 15.05.2020

Smoothing Demographic Data: Flexible Models in Population Studies
Course Number:  107
25.05.2020 – 29.05.2020
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock:  online course
Instructor:  Carlo Giovanni Camarda
Application Deadline: 15.03.2020

Past Courses

Program 2020

Microsimulation using Socsim
Course Number: 116
09.03.2020 – 13.03.2020
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
Instructors: Carl Mason and Tom Theile
Application Deadline: 20.01.2020

Multistate Models: Analysis from event histories and panel data
Course Number: 104
02.03.2020 – 06.03.2020
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
Instructors: Jutta Gampe
Application Deadline: 20.01.2020

Program 2019

Agent-Based Computational Modeling in Population Studies
Course Number:  112
24.06.2019 – 28.06.2019
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
Instructors: André Grow, Jason Hilton

Program 2018

Matrix Approaches to Health Demography
Course Number: 134
05.11.2018 – 16.11.2018
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
Instructor: Hal Caswell

Multistate Models
Course Number: 104
22.10.2018 – 25.10.2018
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
Instructors: Jutta Gampe, Hein Putter and Ardo van den Hout

Demographic Methods in Public Health Research – International Autumn School
Course Number:  183
24.09.2018 – 05.10.2018
Pushkin, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Course organizer: Vladimir M. Shkolnikov

Causal Inference With Graphical Models
Course Number: 185
25.06.2018 – 29.06.2018
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
Instructor: Ilya Shpitser

Life Table and Decomposition Analysis for Population Health Research (using R)
Course Number: 182
11.06.2018 – 20.06.2018
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
Instructors: Alyson van Raalte, Marília Nepomuceno

Spatial Demography
Concepts, Cartographic and Statistical Analysis Techniques, and Big Geodata
22.01.2018 – 01.02.2018
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany
Instructor: Sebastian Klüsener

Program 2017

Visualizing Data
Course Number: 181
19.06.2017 – 23.06.2017
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
Instructor: Jonas Schoeley

Smoothing Demographic Data: Flexible Models in Population Studies
Course Number: 107
12.06.2017 – 16.06.2017
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
Instructor: Carlo Giovanni Camarda

Multistate Models
Course Number: 104
22.05.2017 – 26.05.2017
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
Instructors: Jutta Gampe, Hein Putter and Ardo van den Hout

Matrix Approaches to Health Demography
Course Number: 134
13.03.2017 – 24.03.2017
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
Instructor: Hal Caswell

Winter Program 2016-2017

IUSSP International Seminar on Causal Mediation Analysis in Health and Work
Course Number: 180
26.09.2016 – 29.09.2016
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
Instructors: Tyler VanderWeele and others

Winter Program 2015-2016

Demographic Applications of Bayesian Models
Course Number: 115
27.06.2016 – 06.07.2016
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Instructor: Carl Schmertmann

Statistical Analysis in the Lexis Diagram: Age-Period-Cohort Models
Course Number: 108
02.05.2016 – 06.05.2016
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
Instructor: Bendix Carstensen

Comparative Approaches in Ecology and Evolution
Course Number: 186
25.04.2016 – 29.04.2016
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
Instructors: Rob Salguero-Gómez and others

Applied Panel Data Analysis
Course Number: 103
07.03.2016 – 10.03.2016
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
Instructor: Josef Brüderl

Matrix Approaches to Health Demography
Course Number: 134
13.01.2016 – 20.01.2016
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
Instructors: Hal Caswell and Neil Mehta

A stochastic process approach to agent-based modeling and simulation
Course Number: 112
19.10.2015 – 30.10.2015
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
Instructors: Anna Klabunde, Frans Willekens and others

Winter Program 2014-2015

Integral Projection Models: Construction, Analysis and Interpretation
Course Number 184
26.01.2015 – 31.01.2015
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
Instructors: R. Salguero-Gómez and others

Spatial Demography
Course Number 156
05.01.2015 – 16.01.2015
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
Instructor: S. Klüsener

Probabilistic Population Projections: Theory and Practice
Course Number 115
24.11.2014 – 28.11.2014
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
Instructors: H. Sevcikova and A. Raftery

Agent-based Modeling and Simulation (ABM-ABS)
Course Number 112
20.10.2014 – 30.10.2014
This course is jointly organized by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, the Vienna Institute of Demography and the University of Southampton.
Instructors: A. Klabunde, F. Willekens and others

Winter Program 2013-2014

Measures and Models of Demography
Course Number 310
06.11.2013 – 19.01.2014
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
Instructor: P. Wagner

Agent-based Modeling and Simulation (ABM-ABS)
Course Number 312
04.11.2013 – 31.01.2014
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
Instructor: F. Willekens

Spatial Demography
Course Number: 356
05.11.2013 – 31.01.2014
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
Instructor: S. Klüsener

Demography of Aging across the Tree of Life
Course Number: 288
06.11.2013 – 20.12.2014
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
Instructors: R. Schaible and A. Scheuerlein

IDEM Course Numbering System

The first digit of a course number describes the length of the course: 1 designates courses that are one or two weeks long, 2 designates courses that are more than two weeks long but less than a semester long, and 3 designates courses that run for an entire semester.

The next two digits describe the general topic of the course, as follows:

00-09: event-history analysis and other statistical methods; research design
10-19: formal demography and modeling, simulation, and forecasting methods
20-29: fertility and family dynamics
30-39: mortality, morbidity, longevity, population aging
40-49: economic demography and population/economic/environment interactions
50-59: migration and spatial demography
60-69: topics related to particular countries or regions
70-79: historical demography; history of demographic thinking
80-89: other topics
90-99: student research seminars and the like

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.