International Max Planck Research School for Demography


The International Max Planck Research School for Demography (IMPRSD)
was operated from 2000-2012 until it was replaced by the
International Advanced Studies in Demography (IDEM) program.
For general information about IDEM, click here.

Past Courses


IMPRSD Course Numbering System

The first digit of a course number describes the length of the course: 1 designates courses that are one or two weeks long, 2 designates courses that are more than two weeks long but less than a semester long, and 3 designates courses that run for an entire semester.

The next two digits describe the general topic of the course, as follows:


IMPRSD courses offered in Rostock will ordinarily require about four hours of work outside the classroom for every hour of instruction. Hence a course that meets for three hours per week for fifteen weeks would require approximately 180 hours of homework in addition to the 45 hours of classroom time, for a total of about 225 hours. In many university systems in Europe, course credits are assigned such that one credit corresponds to one week's full-time work for a normal student. In this case, a course with about 225 hours of work would be worth 5 or 6 such credits.

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