The MPIDR contributes to the following, mostly collaborative projects, institutions, or publications.

Demographic Research

Demographic Research is a free, online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal of the population sciences published by the MPIDR. It seeks to publish top-quality demographic research and related material from the full range of disciplines that address issues of demography, including the social sciences, the life sciences, mathematics and statistics, policy research, and research on the discipline itself.


Rostock Center for the Study of Demographic Change

The Rostock Center for the Study of Demographic Change is an institution operated jointly by the University of Rostock and the MPIDR. The Center investigates the causes and consequences of demographic change in Germany and Europe. It applies an interdisciplinary approach to supporting practical research in this field, and seeks to provide answers to questions of social and political relevance.


Population Europe

Population Europe is a collaborative network of Europe's leading demographic research centers. The goal of the network is to mobilize Europe’s best demographic researchers to coordinate and strengthen collaborative research efforts, and to contribute reliable facts and findings to public discussions of population issues in a research-driven and evidence-based way.


Max Planck International Research Network on Aging

The Max Planck International Research Network on Aging (MaxNetAging) is a virtual institute for the advancement of research on the causes, patterns, processes, and consequences of aging. Under the auspices of the Max Planck Society, MaxNetAging provides a platform for international collaboration among 18 Max Planck Institutes and outstanding scholars from other institutions.



International Advanced Studies in Demography

IDEM is the successor program to the International Max Planck Research School for Demography (IMPRSD). It is an advanced research training program for doctoral students and post-docs. The curriculum includes courses on demographic change, aging, fertility, biological demography and other issues at the forefront of population research. 


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.


Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand

Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand is a joint publication of the MPIDR, the Vienna Institute of Demography, and the Rostocker Zentrum zur Erforschung des Demografischen Wandels. The aim of the newsletter is to intensify the dialogue between research and the public. The newsletter is released four times a year, is free of charge, and is available in digital or printed form.