Who are we?

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The Ceped is a multidisciplinary Joint Research Unit (Unité Mixte de Recherche) of the Université de Paris and the French Institute for Research on Development (IRD).

It is specialized in the social sciences and development studies in the Glocal South. The director is Rigas Arvanitis (IRD research director), and deputy director is Carola Mick (associate professor at the University of Paris).

The specificity of the unit is to conduct all of its research on the populations in the Global South with research partners in their own countries. The aim is to work on the transformations triggered by the globalisation processes which affect the structures, systems and norms of these societies, as well as the social practices and knowledge systems of their populations and social groups, particularly in the fields of education, migration and health.

Ceped is composed of

  • 45 Researchers, Academics, and Engineers
  • 20 Post-doctorates and Junior researchers
  • 4 Research management
  • 3 Research support
  • 11 Project management
  • 59 PhD Candidates of Ceped
  • 14 Other PhD Candidates
  • 66 Associate researchers

Our research is focussed on three specific areas:

Ceped research is an interdisciplinary research centre, drawing on demography, law, sociology, anthropology, socio-linguistics, and economics.

We work in large research networks within the framework of networks and research institutes :

Ceped is a member of two collaborative Laboratories of Excellence :

  • Labex SITES (coordinated by the GIS IFRIS) in STS and sxceicne studies
  • Labex (Laboratory of Excellence) IPOPS in demographics

See details : The Universe of the Ceped

We are leading a Master’s degree programme in Social Sciences “Populations et development” at the Université de Paris.

Identifiers :
- National Directory of Research Structures of France (RNSR): 200817718D