Institute of Population
Research, Peking University
The Institute of Population
Research, Peking University (IPRPKU), is a research organization
with teaching and training functions. It has study programs that
trains students leading to the Master's and the PhD degrees.
Formerly a population research
unit created in 1979 in the Department of Economics, IPRPKU was
established with the approval of the Ministry of Education and
began to accept students seeking the Master's degree in
population studies in 1984 and the PhD degree in 1991. By 2004,
the Institute has trained 138 students receiving the Master's
degree including 21 foreign students and 40 students receiving
the PhD degree.
In 1992, with financial supports
from the United Nations Population Fund and the World Health
Organization (WHO), the Institute introduced a program that
trained foreign students to obtain the Master degree in
population studies. In Asia, only three countries have similar
training programs. The Institute is a sub-unit of the Peking
University Social Sciences Post-Doctoral Mobile System and
accepts post-doctoral fellows to work in the Institute.
In 1991, IPRPKU was named by the
World Health Organization as a WHO Collaborating Center on
Reproductive Health and Population Science.
In 2000, the Institute became the
Principal Scientist Supporting Unit of the China Birth Defects
In 2002, the Institute became the
Principal Scientist Unit of the China Genetic and Environmental
Control Studies on Birth Defects of the National Basic Research
and Development Project (the "973" Project).
In 2003, the Peking University
Institute for Ageing Study was established in the IPRPKU.
In 2006, "Sino-Australian Centre
for International Cooperation" was established.
In 2007, China Disability
Development Research Center in Peking University was
Director: Xiaoying Zheng
Deputy Director: Gong Chen
Secretary of Party Brunch: Xinming Song
Secretary of Chinese Communist Youth League: Lei Zhang
Director of Academic Committee：GuangzongMu
Executive Editor in Chief of “Population and Development”:
Coordinator of International Projects: Lihua Pang, Yukun Hu
Director of Administrative Office: Deli Wang
Secretary of IPR: Chenghua Hu
of Population Research, No.5 Yiheyuan Rd., Haidian District, Beijing,