The Institute for Population and Human Studies is an academic centre for theoretical and applied research in different fields of demography and psychology.
The mission of IPHS is to carry out demographic and psychological research aimed at studying regularities and determinants of population and individual development. Analyses of reproduction processes and psychological mechanisms for regulation of behaviour with the purpose of assisting institutions in the implementation of strategies and policies for social and personal growth in the process of European integration and world globalization.
IPHS' key research areas are as follows:
- Structural changes in population due to falling birth rates, ageing, migration, destabilisation of the family institution, morbidity and other demographic challenges;
- Demographic behaviour changes: Theories, methodological research and empirical analyses in conditions of economic and demographic crisis;
- Integration processes and national identity in the context of ethnic, religious, etc. diversity, increased population mobility and globalization;
- Changes in personal potential for development and lifelong learning and creating practical approaches for improving the quality of life.