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About CEDAR

CEDAR, as a unit, belongs to the Faculty of Social Sciences, and its overall operation is led by a board.

CEDAR consists of two sections: CEDAR Research (CEFO) and Demographic Database (DDB).

The work unit is led by a director and each section is led by an assistant director. In addition, there is an administrativemanager who has the administrative and financial responsibility of the unit.

The overall activities are led by a board of representatives from all the university's faculties, the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish National Archives and Umeå University's student unions.

Here you can find out who is sitting in the Board of Directors at CEDAR.

One same goal

CEDAR's subsections are striving towards the same goal: to support, strengthen and stimulate research on population and ageing. In order to reach this goal we are building population databases of the highest possible quality and make these available for researchers. We are also seeking to establish a creative and vigorous interdisciplinary research environment.

Symbiosis between infrastructure and research

The databases are developed and managed by the Demographic Data Base, a unit that has helped Umeå University get a leading position in the area of population history ever since the 1970's.

The research is in turn conducted within CEDAR Research, a research centre which gathers Swedish and international researchers from a variety of backgrounds – i.e. history, cultural geography, medicine and statistics.