News & Press Releases

April 6, 2016 | News

New Chief Research Coordinator

On  April 1, André Schmandke took over as chief research coordinator of the MPIDR. Prior to  his new position, the 33-year-old had headed the Max Planck International Research Network on Aging for two years. more

April 6, 2016 | News

New MaxNetAging Coordinator

On April 1, Beatrice Michaelis took over as head of the Max Planck International Research Network on Aging (MaxNetAging). The 36-year-old came from the “Young Academy” in Berlin, where she worked as a research coordinator. more

March 29, 2016 | News | New Publication

Explaining the recent increase in life expectancy of Danish women

After years of stagnation, life expectancy for women in Denmark is increasing again. A new study published today in PNAS by MPIDR researchers explains the reasons for this increase. more

March 22, 2016 | News | PAA 2016

MPIDR at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting 2016

Several MPIDR researchers will present their work at the Meeting of the Population Association of America, which takes place in Washington, D.C., from March 31 – April 2. The Institute will also have an exihibition booth. more

March 5, 2016 | News

Happy Birthday!

MPIDR Chief Research Coordinator Frans Willekens turns 70 on March 5. The staff at the MPIDR wish him a Happy Birthday! more

February 24, 2016 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

The demographic diversity of immigrant populations in Australia

On March 2, James Raymer from the Australian National University will give a talk at the MPIDR. He will talk about the heterogeneity of Australia’s  immigrant population and address the short and long-term demographic consequences for this population group. more

February 11, 2016 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

Migration, fertility and population replacement in Europe

On February 18, Tomáš Sobotka from the Vienna Institute of Demography will give a talk at the MPIDR. He will explain how the migration streams in Europe in the last decades have altered its demographic landscape, especially in relation to fertility. more

February 8, 2016 | News


The MPIDR welcomes the new cohort of the MaxNetAging Research School. Since February 1, 12 participants from six countries have been staying at the Institute for six months. more

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