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October 15, 2021 | Digital Celebration

25th Anniversary MPIDR


The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) celebrated its 25th anniversary with an online event, including a journey through MPIDR’s history and a panel discussion on data-driven research. more

October 08, 2021 | Welcome to the MPIDR

Philipp Dierker is a new PhD-student in the Laboratory of Population Health


Coming from the University of Bielefeld, where he obtained his Master in Sociology, Philipp Dierker is a new PhD-student in the Laboratory of Population Health. He wants to find out how certain dynamics and structures within families affect the physical and mental health of both children and parents. In his free time he plays the guitar and likes to go to concerts. more

October 06, 2021 | Workshop

Migration and Mobility Research in the Digital Era (MIMODE 2021)

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

October 04, 2021 | Welcome to the MPIDR

Amber Chin is Guest Researcher at the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography


Amber Chin is a Fulbright research grantee at the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography. She is researching how to map the physical spread of users in digital networks, like Twitter or Facebook. To stay in contact with friends in different cities she likes to play Dungeons and Dragons. more

October 04, 2021 | COVID-19 Blog

Researching the Demographic Consequences of the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been dominating our lives for more than a year now. Science has done an extraordinary job during this time at unravelling mysteries and unlocking solutions. In like manner, researchers at MPIDR are investigating demographic issues in connection to the novel coronavirus. more

September 28, 2021 | Award

Jisu Kim Won Prize for Best Talk

With courtesy of Jisu Kim

Jisu Kim was awarded the first prize for her flash talk presentation at the conference “New data for the new challenges of population and society” that was organized by the Department of Statistical Science at the University of Padova. more

September 27, 2021 | Interview

A New Approach to Forecast Fertility


Daniel Ciganda, Research Scientist at the Laboratory of Fertility and Well-Being at the MPIDR proposes a new way to model fertility. In this interview, he explains the differences of existing approaches and gives a short introduction into the history of modeling fertility. more

September 20, 2021 | Research Funding

3.8 Million Euros for FLUX

University of Turku/Linda Tammisto

The research project Family Formation in Flux – Causes, Consequences, and Possible Futures (FLUX), led by Marika Jalovaara and Mikko Myrskylä, was granted 3.8 million euros by the Strategic Research Council in Finland. more

September 17, 2021 | Welcome to the MPIDR

Asli Ebru Sanlituerk is a new Researcher at the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography


Coming from Bocconi University in Milan, Asli Ebru Sanlituerk is a new Researcher in the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography. She is researching how digital trace data can be used to better analyze mobility and migration. She is also a big volleyball fan. more

September 14, 2021 | Rostock´s Eleven

Sophie Lohmann to Represent MPIDR in Rostock Research Competition


What is the best path to success? MPIDR Researcher Sophie Lohmann has spearheaded an experiment with language learners that radically changes the way we look at successfully learning a language. She will present her results at the "Rostock's Eleven" research competition on September 15, 2021. 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.