YEAR 2014

Representatives of supreme schools inspectorate for Upper Franconia learn about project “Educational Landscape of Upper Franconia (BildungsLandschaft Oberfranken, BiLO)”


On Friday, December 5, 2014, representatives of the Upper Franconian schools inspectorate visited the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) in order to learn more about the project “Educational Landscape of Upper Franconia (BiLO)”.

From left to right: Wolfgang Hoderlein, Dr. Edmund Neubauer, Dr. Michaela Sixt, Hansjörg Bosch, Dr. Jutta von Maurice, Dr. Klemens M. Brosig, Heinrich Hausknecht und Manfred Egner.

Guest lecture on regional information of the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP)

On November 25, 2014, Dr. Jan Goebel, Deputy Head of the German Socio-Economic Panel and Head of Data Operation and Research Data Center (RDC SOEP), gave a presentation on the potential of regionalized analyses with data of the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). He also outlined the current situation of existing regional indicators as well as ways of using and accessing them for the scientific community. 

BAGSS visits LIfBi

On November 13, 2014, Director Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Roßbach welcomed the newest recruits of BAGSS Fellows to the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).

Cooperation partner celebrates 25th anniversary

On November 14 and 15, 2014, the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) at the University of Mannheim celebrated its 25th anniversary by hosting an academic conference on “New Frontiers in European Social Research” in the castle of Mannheim. 

Expert Meeting with OECD


On November 6 and 7, 2014, an expert meeting took place at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) between a representative of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and LIfBi staff. 

From left to right: Dr. Michael Bayer, Dr. Thomas Bäumer, N. N., Maria Huerta, Lea Rauh, Felix-Benjamin Grobe, Dr. Jutta von Maurice.

Project BiLO–Educational Landscape of Upper Franconia–continues networking

On October 23, 2014, the LIfBi project “BildungsLandschaft Oberfranken (BiLO)” (Educational Landscape of Upper Franconia) followed an invitation to visit the management office of the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region in order to get into contact with the Upper Franconian Zukunftscoaches, who are important cooperation partners and gatekeepers for the project due to their local interconnections. 

6th Meeting of the LIfBi Board of Trustees

On October 18, 2014, the 6th Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories took place. Following the recently held election of NEPS staff representatives, Dr. Michael Bayer, representative of NEPS scientific staff, attended the meeting in an advisory capacity for the first time.

LIfBi presented the National Educational Panel Study at key German conferences in the field of economics, educational research, psychology, and sociology

Presenting an information booth on the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS), the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) appeared at the annual meetings of the Verein für Socialpolitik and the Subdivision Educational Research (Arbeitsgruppe Empirische Pädagogische Forschung) as well as the biennial congresses of the German Society for Psychology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie) and the German Sociological Association (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie).

Head of Local District Authority Kalb visits LIfBi

On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, Johann Kalb, Head of the Local District of Bamberg (Landrat des Landkreises Bamberg), visited the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) at the University of Bamberg and learned about the studies and projects carried out under the common roof of the Institute. 
From left to right: Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Roßbach, Head of Local District Authority Johann Kalb, Dr. Michaela Sixt, and Dr. Robert Polgar

LIfBi congratulates Prof. Hans-Peter Blossfeld on presidency of the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS)

At this year’s annual SLLS conference “Lives in Translation: Life Course Research and Social Policies” in Lausanne, Switzerland, from October 9 to 11, 2014, the founder of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS), Prof. Hans-Peter Blossfeld, now with the European University Institute, Italy, succeeded Prof. Elizabeth Cooksey, Ohio State University, USA, in the SLLS presidential office. 
Prof. Elizabeth Cooksey und Prof. Hans-Peter Blossfeld.
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