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November 18, 2020 | Interview

Five new PhD students

MPIDR/Wilhelm

In October and November five women started their research projects at the MPIDR in Rostock. They work in fields like statistics, migration and population health. more

October 29, 2020 | Award ceremony

Mikko Myrskylä Receives Award by the Finnish Demographic Society

The Finnish Demographic Society has awarded MPIDR Director Mikko Myrskylä an honorary prize for advancing the field of demographic research. The award was presented during a virtual ceremony. more

October 14, 2020 | Postdoc Stipend

Viorela Diaconu receives postdoc stipend from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation

MPIDR

Thanks to the funding from the foundation, Viorela Diaconu will further expand her research at MPIDR. She investigates socioeconomic inequalities in mortality among the elderly in Europe. more

September 30, 2020 | Welcome to the MPIDR

Gordon Rinderknecht is new researcher at the Digital and Computational Demography Lab

MPIDR/Wilhelm

How do people spend their time throughout a typical day? And how to collect data about it? That is what Gordon Rinderknecht, new researcher at the Digital and Computational Demography Lab drives most in his research. In Rostock, he likes the architecture and the view from his office the most; and German bread. more

September 17, 2020 | Welcome to the MPIDR

Five new PhD students

MPIDR/Wilhelm

In September five PhD students from five countries started their research projects at the MPIDR in Rostock. They work in fields like population health, fertility and digital demography. more

September 16, 2020 | Welcome to the MPIDR

Ole Hexel is new researcher at the Digital and Computational Demography Lab

MPIDR/Wilhelm

How do families support each other across generations with monetary and material gifts in different countries? Ole Hexel, new researcher at MPIDR, is investigating these and other questions. Born and raised in Rostock, he loves the Baltic Sea at all seasons. more

September 03, 2020 | Research funding

ERC Grant for Mathias Lerch

MPIDR/Hagedorn

Mathias Lerch receives a 1.49 million Euro grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to conduct the project “Migration in cities of the global South: drivers, interactions and socio-demographic consequences” (MIC). more

August 27, 2020 | Welcome to the MPIDR

D. Susie Lee is new researcher at the Laboratory of Fertility and Well-being

Wilhelm/MPIDR

Investigating variation in the fertility of individuals and groups is D. Susie Lee's field of research. The new researcher in the Laboratory of Fertility and Well-being is also interested in good science communication. more

August 11, 2020 | Interview

Fertility in Europe: Women’s Education Less Influential in Economically Developed Regions

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Jessica Nisén, research scientist in the Laboratory of Fertility and Well-Being, assessed the relationship between women’s fertility, their education, and the economic development on a regional level in 15 European countries. In this interview, she explains her findings, why she looked into the topic, and why register data are a valuable source. more

June 17, 2020 | Award

Diego Alburez-Gutierrez Receives Otto Hahn Medal

MPIDR

Diego Alburez-Gutierrez, researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, receives the Otto Hahn Medal for his PhD dissertation. more

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.