CUNY Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR)
CIDR was established by the City University of New York in 2007 as part of a commitment to launch New York's first demographic research and training program, thereby producing an intellectually vibrant community of scholars in that field. It is comprised of affiliates from over seven of the 23 CUNY campuses.
The Institute is a home where scholars can gather to exchange ideas and receive the support necessary to accomplish the research agendas they establish. This engagement takes many forms, including cross-campus collaborations of faculty and students, development and support for new research and training initiatives, and a vibrant seminar series, sponsored by the Institute, at which demographers from both CUNY and other universities and from within or outside academia present work of general interest.
CIDR is affiliated with CUNY's graduate program in demography. It is an important source of masters and doctoral students that fill the need for basic and applied researchers in demography, not only in the metropolitan area, but also internationally. The program promote interdisciplinary collaborations. The Institute's 30 organizational affiliates play a leadership role in the instruction of courses that students may take to meet requirements for college degrees.