Welcome to the Graduate School in Population Dynamics and Public Policy!

When Umeå University was awarded a Linnaeus Grant by the Swedish Research Council for research on Ageing and Living Conditions, the council also awarded funds for establishing the Graduate School in Population Dynamics and Public Policy. The school opened in the Autumn term of 2007.

The programme includes approximately twenty postgraduate students from different departments and faculties, whose dissertation topics are tied to the programme’s field of knowledge. The students are recruited nationally, however, international students are also allowed to apply.

Postgraduates students who are offered a position in the programme must be enrolled at and receive funding from their home departments. Thus, the Graduate School in Population Dynamics and Public Policy serves as an umbrella organisation for interdisciplinary encounters – through seminars and workshops – and gives students access to both international networks and high-quality databases of relevance for their own research.


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Climate change and health – research methods, 5 ECTS 

June 1st-June 12th, 2015
This course is for PhD students and postdocs in Public Health, Environmental Science or other related fields. Through the guidance of Dr. Barbara Schumann, students will gain an understanding of methods used in the field of climate change and health, in order to e.g. see the health impacts of climate change, weather and extreme events. They will also get to practice applying their analytical skills in this interdisciplinary research field.

Interested? You can read more about the course in the link below:
Information about the course in research methods

Demography and Event History Analysis using R

June 1st-June 12th, 2015
The target audience for this course is PhD and MSc students with a need to analyze demographic and epidemiologic longitudinal data where individuals are followed over time. Using the tools R and RStudio, the course will provide a deeper understanding of the interplay between statistical analysis, documentation, and report writing. The statistical content revolves around event history and survival analysis in a demographic context.

Sound interesting?
You can read all about the course and register through the link below: http://capa.ddb.umu.se/cedar15

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Johan Lundberg

Phone: +46 90 786 95 40

Information about our students

Ina Blind

Subject: Economy
Placement: Uppsala University
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