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Zurich Population Research Conference
January 20-21, 2025 - Uniting Population Research Across Disciplines: Novel Approaches, Innovative Strategies, and Mutual Learning
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The University of Zurich's Population Research Center (UZH PRC) invites abstract submissions to the inaugural Zurich Population Research Conference 2025, to be held from January 20-21, 2025, at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. 

The Zurich Population Research Conference is an interdisciplinary event focusing on integrative and innovative approaches to a wide range of population-related topics. With the aim of learning from other disciplines and advancing research excellence in population studies, the conference brings together international population researchers and experts from diverse fields. We encourage all researchers engaged in population-based studies, irrespective of their disciplines and backgrounds, to apply. 

Population Research: Population research entails the systematic study of groups of individuals, with the aim of understanding their distinct characteristics, behaviors, and patterns. Population researchers employ various methods to gather data, such as surveys, interviews, or observations, and typically utilize statistical analysis to derive insights about the targeted population. Spanning across many disciplines and embracing interdisciplinary collaboration, population-based research adopts diverse perspectives and uses many methods to explore and understand human populations comprehensively. If this definition resonates with your research, we encourage you to apply for the conference! 

Conference Theme: The conference focuses on presenting the latest developments in cutting-edge methods and approaches in population-level research across different fields, while also fostering interdisciplinary networks. Interdisciplinary population research holds significance for academia, policymakers, and society at large. Given the complexity of population dynamics and issues influenced by various social, economic, environmental, and cultural factors, interdisciplinary approaches enable researchers to explore these complexities comprehensively, ensuring a holistic understanding of human population characteristics. Collaborative efforts across disciplines can lead to innovative approaches and breakthroughs in population research, providing new insights, methods, technologies, and a deeper understanding of population dynamics and their societal implications. 

Submission Guidelines: We welcome submissions in the following format: 

  • Please submit a title and an abstract of up to 300 words. Abstracts should include research objectives, methodology, mention the population data sample (if applicable), key findings, and a results discussion.  
  • To ensure broad participation, only one submission as a presenting author is allowed. 
  • Submissions will undergo review by the conference committee, focusing on relevance to population studies, methodology, and originality. 
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: July 12, 2024 (23:59 CET)
  • Abstract submission form