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The Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (CSDE) is a community of faculty and students associated to advance population science through research and training. As a federally funded research center with over 70 years of experience, the CSDE community of scholars develops new demographic measures and methods, advances knowledge about population dynamics, generates new data and evidence to support population science, and trains the next generation of demographers.

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Become an Affiliate

Work with the largest demography network in the region.

Support for Affiliates

CSDE’s Support Services will help you run your research more smoothly.

Learn Population Science from the Experts

Graduate Training in Demography

Backed by 70 years of practice, CSDE Training sets your studies on the right track with its Certificate Program, funded fellowships, and educational workshops.


Learn more about CSDE Training Programs

Free Software and Support

CSDE offers its affiliates and all UW students various technical services and guidance throughout the research process—you just need a CSDE Computing Account to get started.

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Workshops and Seminars

CSDE hosts a variety of events on the latest research in population science. CSDE’s Friday seminar (12:30-1:30pm) is the place to meet colleagues, share your research, and bring a colleague from outside UW to share their research with CSDE. Workshops provide opportunities to build your methodological skill set and advance your research.

Demography Connections

Our weekly email newsletter is a curated list of local demography news, events, and opportunities—summarized and categorized so you can quickly get up to speed on all the latest news.

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Contact CSDE

206 Raitt Hall
Box 353412,  UW Seattle, WA 98195-3412


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