Mikko Myrskylä is the new director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock. He is heading the institute together with its founding director, James Vaupel.
Myrskylä, who holds a PhD in statistics as well as in demography, plans to expand MPIDR research in the fields of mortality and fertility research, and he also plans to start recruiting promising scientists right away.
Back in Rostock
"I am extremely excited to be back in Rostock," says Mikko Myrskylä, who had been working at the MPIDR for several years as head of the Max Planck Research Group "Life Course Dynamics and Demographic Change" before being appointed as a full professor of Demography at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in the Department of Social Policy.
The new director is looking forward to continuing and expanding the MPIDR’s collaboration with universities, including with the London School of Economics. And one of Myrskylä’s top priorities is the jointly training of future generations of demographers.
Welcome, Mikko Myrskylä!
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