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June 17, 2020 | Award

Diego Alburez-Gutierrez Receives Otto Hahn Medal


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

May 15, 2020 | Media Coverage

Covid-19 Experts at MPIDR

Collecting and evaluating data correctly is of great importance, especially now during the Covid-19 pandemic. As social scientists and data researchers, our demographers are currently in great demand. A selection of their media coverage. more

April 29, 2020 | Science videos

Mine Kühn and Diego Alburez-Gutierrez explain their research


Short and sweet: that's how the MPIDR researchers Mine Kühn and Diego Alburez-Gutierrez present the topics they have been investigating for years in two videos.


April 28, 2020 | Apply for Research Fellowship

Marie S. Curie Individual Fellowships

We invite Expressions of Interest proposals to participate in the Marie S. Curie Individual Fellowships scheme with the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) as host institution. more

April 13, 2020 | Online Petition by MPIDR-researchers

More Covid-19 tests in Latin America

Three MPIDR-researchers Enrique Acosta, Diego Alburez-Gutierrez and Marília R. Nepomuceno started an online petition to increase the coverage of Covid-19 testing in Latin American and Caribbean countries. In this interview, they explain why that is important. more

April 01, 2020 | Congratulations

Doctorate obtained

Andreas Höhn

On March 30th, Andreas Höhn from the Max Planck Research Group Gender Gaps in Health and Survival successfully defended his doctoral thesis “Gender, Hospitalization, and Mortality” at the University of Southern Denmark. more

March 30, 2020 | Welcome to the MPIDR

Katja Gramsch is new event manager


Katja Gramsch has real organizing ability. She has been working in the hotel industry for 13 years, planning weddings and corporate events. Since March she is responsible for the organisation of workshops at MPIDR. more

March 20, 2020 | Interview

Coronavirus survey: That is what MPIDR scientists want to find out


Daniela Perrotta, André Grow, and a team of interdisciplinary scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR), want to analyze people’s health behavior during the coronavirus pandemic. That is why they are currently conducting a survey via Facebook. more

February 20, 2020 | Fertility in the Republic of Korea

Lowest fertility rate worldwide

Fertility data for the Republic of Korea were updated through 2018 by the Human Fertility Database. Korea's Total Fertility Rate hit a record low level of 0.98 children per women in 2018. In no country were fewer children born per woman. more

February 11, 2020 | International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Women in demographic research


In Germany, more women obtain bachelor’s degrees than men for some years now. However, the more advanced an academic career is, the fewer women there are. The United Nations is raising awareness of this issue with the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research employs almost as many female scientists as male scientists. Yana Vierboom is one of them. 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.