The International Max Planck Research School for Demography is Europe’s largest collaborative international program of research training in population studies. The School is not a degree-awarding body but a network of eminent researchers who work together to provide a more complete set of high-level courses and associated research supervision than any one institution can provide alone.
IMPRSD offers a unique opportunity for research training, combining coursework and research. The members of the School’s Consortium are international experts carrying out research at the leading edge of demography. Some are based in universities while others in research centers. Under the guidance of the School, the members of the Consortium offer doctoral-level instruction and research supervision to students. To offer best training, students are allowed to move between institutions associated with the School and to come from outside.
Incorporated in the year 2000, the School receives major support from the Max Planck Society and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR). It does not charge fees, and makes available a number of partial and full scholarships to enable students to attend courses. The largest number of courses is offered at the MPIDR in Rostock, others are given by Consortium members at various locations around Europe.
The International Max Planck Research School for Demography (IMPRSD) invites applications for the upcoming IMPRSD winter program 2012/13 at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany. The program includes advanced courses on Measures and Models of Demography, Frailty Models, Applied Methods of Public Health and Mortality Research using R, and Research Tools and Presentation Skills. Courses are scheduled from mid-November 2012 to mid-February 2013. Candidates may apply for one, several or all courses. The program is aimed at developing high-level methodological skills and an understanding of the logical underpinning of demography. A strong background in statistics and mathematics is needed to get the most benefit from the courses.
Application Deadline for the IMPRSD winter program 2012/2013 is 5 October 2012