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September 29, 2022 | Welcome to the MPIDR

Stefano Arnolfo is a new PhD Student at the Research Group “Gender Inequalities and Fertility”


Stefano Arnolfo comes from the University of Turin in Italy. He is researching how current family trends affect women and men differently. In Rostock, he enjoys the fresh breeze in the mornings that the proximity to the Baltic Sea brings. more

September 16, 2022 | Workshop

Migration and Mobility Research in the Digital Era (MIMODE 2022)

The recent availability of massive amounts of digital data have revolutionized research on migration and mobility. That is why this event brings together researchers to present and discuss the use of innovative digital data sources, new methodologies and empirical findings.  more

September 07, 2022 | Welcome to the MPIDR

Risto Conte Keivabu is a new Researcher at the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography

European University Institute (EUI)

Risto Conte Keivabu is a new Researcher in the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography and comes from the European University Institute (EUI), San Domenico di Fiesole, Italy. He is researching how climate change affects societies and individuals. Ever since the pandemic began to take hold, he has loved to go for a run.


August 30, 2022 | Welcome to the MPIDR

Nicole Hiekel Leads the new Research Group Gender Inequalities and Fertility


The MPIDR launched a new Max Planck Research Group, “Gender Inequalities and Fertility”, led by MPIDR Researcher Nicole Hiekel. She was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Psychology at the University of Cologne before doing research at the German Youth Institute in Munich. What she likes about Rostock is that there is usually a fresh breeze blowing around her nose. more

August 29, 2022 | Media Coverage

Covid-19 Experts at the 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

August 25, 2022 | Call for Submissions

Workshop on Ageing and Health of Older Persons in Sub-Saharan Africa

The workshop aims to increase the scientific and political attention paid to the challenges associated with changes in the age composition of SSA societies and to foster comparative and multi-disciplinary research across SSA countries. more

August 23, 2022 | New Publication

Premature Children Do Well in School

When looking at school grades, researchers did not find any negative effects of being born moderately preterm. Only those born extremely preterm had poorer school grades. But for children born extremely preterm, going to schools in the top decile of school districts made them perform as good as full-term children in an average school district. more

August 16, 2022 | Interview

“Using Computational Methods Is Like Wearing 3D Glasses at the Movies”

MPIDR Director Emilio Zagheni and his colleague Emanuel Deutschmann explain in an interview why computational approaches are like a “fresh gust of wind” everyone in the field of migration research should leverage. Their recently published Special Issue “Computational Approaches to Migration and Integration Research: Promises and Challenges” collects seven examples of notable research in this area. more

August 08, 2022 | Congratulations

Emilio Zagheni New EAPS Council Vice-President


MPIDR Director Emilio Zagheni started his two-year term as Vice-President of the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) Council. As President-elect he will serve as President for another two years starting in 2024. more

July 15, 2022 | Welcome to the MPIDR

Manal Elzalabany Is the New Research Coordinator for the COVerAGE-Database


Coming from the World Health Organization Regional Office in Cairo, where she worked as an epidemiologist and data analyst focusing on COVID-19 data management and analysis, Manal Elzalabany now coordinates the COVerAGE-DB project at the MPIDR. In her free time she wants to play the violin again more often. more


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