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 The History of IPR

       Institute of Population Research, Peking University (IPRPKU) is one of the leading institutes that carrying out population research and education in China. It is one of the important institutes of population research that obtained support from the United Nations Population Fund. The IPRPKU conducts interdisciplinary research that covers a variety of fields including social, natural and medical sciences.

    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 recruit students for Master's degree in 1984 and the students for PhD in 1991. IPRPKU is also a sub-unit of the Peking University Social Sciences Post-Doctoral Mobile System. In 1991, IPRPKU was named by the World Health Organization as a WHO Collaborating Center for Research in Reproductive Health and Population Science. In 1992, with financial supports from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO), IPRPKU initiated the program training foreign students for Master degree in population studies. IPRPKU is featured in the researches on Population Health, and established related research platform. 

In 1991, IPRPKU was designed by the World Health Organization as a WHO Collaborating Centre for research in Reproductive Health and Population Science.

In 2000, IPRPKU became a chief scientist unit of National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) “Population Based Studies on Birth Defect Prevention of Genetics and Environmental Determinants in China”.

In 2002, Center for Population Health GISPH-GISwas co-founded by IPRPKU, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai Jiaotong University, and University of Cambridge.

In 2002, China Center for Population Health and Development (CCPHD) was established.

In 2003, Institute of Aging Studies, Peking University was established.

In 2006, IPRPKU signed Memorandum of Understanding on “China Korea Healthy Aging Program” with Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs.

In 2006, International Center for Environment, Development, Population Health (IcDEPH) was established.

In 2006, IPRPKU became a member of the Washington Group of Disability Statistics, United Nations.

In 2006, IPRPKU co-chair the project “ageing and health” of International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU).

In 2006, IRPPKU/Institute of Aging Studies, Peking University, Davis School of Gerontology, as well as the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Control signed Memorandum of Understanding onChina US Aging and Health International Collaboration Project”.

In 2007, China Research Center for Disability and Development (CRCDD) was established.

In 2007, IPRPKU became chief scientist unit of National 973 Project “Interaction between genetic and environmental factors of major birth defects in Chinese population”.

In 2008, Prof. Zheng Xiaoying became a member of Leadership Council, Life Sciences Innovation Forum , Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation(APECLSIF).

In 2010, National Base for Education and Training of Disability and Development (NBETDD) was established.

In 2010, IPRPKU signed Memorandum of Understanding with International Institute of Applied System Analysis (IIASA).

In 2010, IPRPKU signed Memorandum of Understanding on “Silver Industry and Wellbeing Research Collaboration” with the Institute of Wellbeing at Nan Kai University of Technology and Taiwan Yuan Ze University.

In 2011, IPRPKU signed Memorandum of Understanding for scientific collaboration with the Population and Development Centre (University Paris Descartes, in association with Institut National d’Études Démographiques and Institutde Recherche pour le Développement).

In 2012, IPRPKU signed Memorandum of Understanding “China Japan advanced academic collaboration on aging research” with Japan Comprehensive Institute and Japan Yamane Medicine.

                                                                                 

 

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