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
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
In 1991, IPRPKU was designed by the World Health Organization as
a WHO Collaborating Centre for research in Reproductive Health
and Population Science.
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 GIS（PH-GIS）was
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)
In 2003, Institute of Aging Studies, Peking University was
In 2006, IPRPKU signed
Memorandum of Understanding
on “China Korea Healthy Aging Program” with
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
“China US Aging and Health
International Collaboration Project”.
In 2007, China Research Center for Disability and Development (CRCDD)
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
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
In 2012, IPRPKU signed Memorandum of Understanding “China Japan
advanced academic collaboration on aging research” with Japan
Comprehensive Institute and Japan Yamane Medicine.