Social Sciences


Demography, Migration, Territory




Government of Catalonia – Autonomous University of Barcelona



Campus de la UAB, Ed. E2 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona)
Tel. +34 935 813 060

Population patterns and trends

The activities of the CED are research, education and publishing in the field of studies of the demographics and population of Europe, with particular focus on Catalonia and Spain.

Research work is based on historical and regional studies of issues such as populations, the family, migration, and demographic forecasts and projections.

The centre has some 30 PhD students currently preparing theses, in addition to students on the official master’s degree course in Regional and Population Studies, which forms part of the Autonomous University of Barcelona’s official programme.

The centre makes available to the scientific and academic community a specialist library, a documentation centre and an extensive demographic database going back to 1497. It is also responsible for the Integrated European Census Microdata (IECM) database, which it maintains jointly with the University of Minnesota (