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Frank Swiaczny (on leave)

Senior Research Fellow

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Frank Swiaczny
Phone: +49 611 75 4506
Fax: +49 611 75 3960


  • 1989 - 1995: Studies in Geography, History and Political Science, Universität Mannheim, Germany
  • 1995: Diplom Degree, Geography, Universität Mannheim, Germany

Professional Background

  • 1995 - 1999: Research Assistant at the Universität Mannheim, Germany
  • 1999 - 2002: Lecturer and Researcher at the Department of Geography, Universität Mannheim, Germany
  • Since April 2002: Researcher at the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB), Wiesbaden
  • 2009 - 2016/2017: Lecturer at the Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics (IMBEI), University Medical Centre of the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
  • 2010 - 2013/2014: Lecturer at the Department of Geography, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle, Germany

Memberships and Activities in Scientific Associations

  • Since 1997: Member of the Verband der Geographen an Deutschen Hochschulen (VGDH) [Association of Geographers at German Universities], which is part of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geographie (DGfG) [German Geographical Association]
  • Since 1997: Member of the DGfG Research Groups »Population Geography« and »Geographical Migration Research«
  • Since 1997: Member of the Koninklijk Nederlands Aardrijkskundig Genootschap (KNAG) [Royal Dutch Geographical Association]
  • Since 2000: Member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Demographie (DGD) [German Society for Demography]
  • 2000 - 2012: Head of the DGD Research Group »Migration-Integration-Minorities«

Publishing Activities

  • 2003 - 2017: Managing Editor of the Journal »Comparative Population Studies – Zeitschrift für Bevölkerungswissenschaft«
  • Since 2008: Member of the Academic Advisory Council of »Bulletin of Geography – Socio-economic Series«

Consulting Experience

  • 2003: Member of the expert working group, Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) »Demographic Change and Nature Conservation«
  • 2004: Technical Expert with the EU-project »Technical Assistance for Development of the National Statistical System, Bulgaria«
  • 2004 - 2007: Member of the NATO Commission on Challenges of Modern Society
  • 2005 - 2017: Advisor to the German Delegation to the United Nations Commission on Population and Development
  • 2007/2011: Member of the Expert Group »Assumptions of the Spatial Population Projection« of the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR)
  • 2013: UN Population Fund
  • Since 2010: Advisor to the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) [German Society for International Cooperation]

Scholarships, Grants and Awards

  • 1997: Grant by the Society of Friends of the Universität Mannheim

Selected Publications

  • Swiaczny, Frank (2015): Demographic and Health Development in the Long Run. In: Glatzer, Wolfgang et al. (ed.): Global Handbook of Well-Being and Quality of Life. Exploration of Well-being of Nations and Continents. International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life. Dordrecht: Springer: 15-43 [10.1007/978-94-017-9178-6_2]
  • Swiaczny, Frank (2015): Auswirkungen des demografischen Wandels auf die regionale Bevölkerungsdynamik in Deutschland. In: Raumforschung und Raumordnung Vol. 73,6 [10.1007/s13147-015-0370-7]
  • Swiaczny, Frank (2011): Zukunft der Weltbevölkerung [Future of the World Population]. In: Husa, Karl; Parnreiter, Christof; Wohlschlägl, Helmut (eds.): Weltbevölkerung. Wien: ProMedia: 39-60
  • Swiaczny, Frank (2010): Implications of Demographic Change for Civil Society in Germany. In: Journal of Population Research 27,3: 193-211
  • Swiaczny, Frank; Graze, Philip; Schlömer, Claus (2008): Spatial Impacts of Demographic Change in Germany. In: Zeitschrift für Bevölkerungswissenschaft 33,2: 181-206

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