Welcome to the Graduate School in Population Dynamics and Public Policy
When Umeå University was awarded a so-called Linnaeus Grant by the Swedish Research Council for research on ageing and living Ccnditions (the ALC programme), the council also chose to fund the establishing of a graduate school.
The Graduate School in Population Dynamics and Public Policy opened its doors in 2007. Since then, the school consistently includes about twenty postgraduate students from different departments and faculties, whose dissertation topics are tied to the programme’s field of knowledge. The students are recruited nationally, however, international students are also allowed to apply.
Postgraduate students who are offered a position in the programme must be enrolled at, and receive funding from, their home departments. Thus, the Graduate School in Population Dynamics and Public Policy serves as an umbrella organisation for interdisciplinary encounters – through seminars and workshops – and gives students access to both international networks and high-quality databases of relevance for their own research.