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In-depth study of Asians and new institutions of social and economic change
On July 1, 2015, Shanghai University, a famous university in China, formally established the Asian Population Research Center and the Population Research Institute of Shanghai University. The centre was established against the background that China and other Asian countries have undergone tremendous demographic and socio-economic changes in recent decades, and that Asian countries lack relevant research institutions to conduct in-depth comparative analysis of these changes; at the same time, population science has made great progress in many Asian countries in recent years, but now it is. Most of the research institutions only focus on the research of one or several countries. Therefore, the most advanced demographic methods and the best available data are needed to carry out in-depth comparative studies of Asian countries to better analyze the similarities and differences of more than half of the world's population in Asia.

Shanghai: an ideal city for international research institutes
As an important international economic, financial and trade center, Shanghai is the ideal place for international research institutes. The establishment of the Asian Population Research Center in Shanghai will provide a convenient and stable base for the development of population research in Asia and other regions.

Advanced demography methods and extensive population research fields.
Normative demography occupies a central position in the scientific research of the Asian population research center. Based on multidimensional demographic methods and models, the Centre will analyze, simulate and predict the composition and changes of population age, sex, education, urban and rural areas, family size, and health status, and apply these methods and models to carry out a series of Sciences on population change and the interaction between population and economic environment. Related policy issues.

Regional collaboration platform
The Asian population research centre will become a platform for demographic research, training and communication in Asia. To promote international academic exchanges by cooperating with countries in the Asian region, organizing research projects of common interest, convening the annual Asian Population Forum, organizing Demographic Training courses, and hosting international visiting scholars. The Centre has reached an agreement with the International Society for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the National University of Singapore and the Chulalongkorn University of Thailand to participate in the work of the Asian Centre for Population and Sustainable Development Studies, which will assume the functions of its headquarters and its official website at the National University of Singapore (http://www.p). Opulationasia.org) moved to the Asian population research center of Shanghai Univer. Founded in 2000, the Asian Centre for Population and Sustainable Development organized many international seminars and training courses under the auspices of the Wellcome Trust Foundation. After moving its headquarters to Shanghai, the metacenter will actively strengthen and expand its activities by conducting relevant research, training and exchange projects, and managing its website. It will also work closely with the International Society for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the National University of Singapore, the University of Chulalongkorn in Thailand, the Australian National University and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) of the United States.

High level international academic team
The Asian Population Research Center will recruit about 15 international high-level scholars from around the world, more than half of whom will be foreign professors. The working languages of the centre are English and Chinese. The courses for master's and doctoral students will also be taught in English, mainly using professional textbooks from European and American universities. To attract high-level international scholars, the center will provide internationally competitive remuneration and allowances for professors and postdocs.
At present, a number of internationally renowned demographers have joined the Asian Population Research Center (APRC) to lead relevant research areas.