The Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics (CPop) is a cross-faculty collaboration between researchers drawn from demography, public health, biology, mathematics, economics, political science and humanities. The center conducts innovative research to discover the basic causes and key consequences of changes in survival, longevity, and population aging, including also their economic, policy, and cultural implications.
The consequences of aging are of utmost importance to society. Understanding of and capability to address the challenges posed by longer, healthier lives require insightful, cross-disciplinary research. CPop therefore builds on the success of Max Planck Odense Center on the Biodemography of Ageing (MaxO), and expand from its focus on biodemography into a unique four-faculty virtual institute with scholars from four faculties of SDU.
CPop bridges research in biological demography (Biology department) with epidemography at the health sciences (Department for Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Biodemography) using a solid foundation of mathematical and computational methods (Department of Mathematics and Computer Science). Further, it complements its studies on survival and longevity by research on the consequences for public health (Department of Business and Economics), on the interplay between demographics, politics and policies (Danish Centre for Welfare Studies) and research in the new cultures of ageing in the literary studies (Department for the Study of Culture).