We are saddened to announce that Professor Janina Jóźwiak, Director of the Institute of Statistics and Demography at the Warsaw School of Economics, passed away on 19 July 2016. 


Janina Jóźwiak had been a member of the IUSSP since 1985. In the years 1993-1999 she was Rector of the Warsaw School of Economics and implemented fundamental reforms of the university. She reconciled her research work with many activities aimed at the advancement and promotion of population research in Poland and Europe as well as improvements in science institutions and policy. In addition to outstanding scientific achievements Janina served as Vice-President (1999-2003) and President (2003-2008) of the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS), Vice President of the Council of Advisors of Population Europe (since 2009) and member of the Scientific Board of the European Doctoral School of Demography (since 2005). She served also as an expert to the European Commission and the European Research Council. 


Janina Jóźwiak was a leading personality in the Polish academic world. The scientific communities in Poland and Europe have suffered a great loss.