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

It is a research unit specialized in the social sciences and development studies in the Global South.

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 research focuses on the relationship between population and development in the Global South (Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Arab world), through three thematic orientations: “Health, Gender and Vulnerabilities in the South”; “Migration, Power, Development”; “Education and Knowledge in the South”. Its approach is interdisciplinary, mobilising demography, economics, law, geography, sociology, anthropology, public health and socio-linguistics, in partnership with research teams from the South.

The director is Rigas Arvanitis (IRD senior research) and deputy director is Carola Mick (associate professor at the University of Paris Cité).

Ceped is composed of

  • 44 Researchers, Academics, and Engineers
  • 20 Post-doctorates and Junior researchers
  • 3 Research management
  • 3 Research support
  • 21 Project management
  • 65 PhD Candidates of Ceped
  • 17 Other PhD Candidates
  • 3 Visiting researchers and PhD candidates
  • 71 Associate researchers

Our research is focused on three specific areas:

Ceped research is an interdisciplinary research centre drawing on demography, sociology, anthropology, political sciences and law, 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 IFRIS) in STS and science 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