Research Areas

The Institute's major areas of expertise are:

National and international training is conducted about these areas of knowledge. Our website is regularly updated with information about upcoming courses and ongoing research.


The Institute conducts relevant and responsive research to meet emerging population and reproductive health program needs.

While we carry out our own research, we also actively cooperate with other national, regional and international organizations governmental, non-governmental, community-based – to conduct population and social research in a broad and timely way. Our extensive list of publications can be found on our website.

Research projects are conducted at all stages, ranging from basic research, preliminary studies, program interventions, as well as final monitoring and evaluation. Faculty staff have actively organized research projects and provided consultancy services for programs implemented in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam.

The Institute regularly produces several research publications detailing its research findings and activities, including the Population and Development Newsletter, Journal of Population and Social Studies, and the Mahidol Population Gazette (in both Thai and English). We have a lively and engaged research culture with staff and students attending weekly 'brown bag' seminars and an annual conference presenting the results of our most recent and up-to-date topical research.