YEAR 2015

NEPS painting competition was a huge success

“What is the most important thing that you have learnt so far in your life?” We asked this question to all participants of the National Educational Panel Study as part of our painting competition. The winners were picked following the jury’s decision and a prize draw. The most beautiful pictures now feature in the NEPS calendar of 2016.

8th Meeting of the LIfBi Board of Trustees

Chaired by Prof. Dr. Rudolf Tippelt from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, the Board of Trustees convened for its 8th meeting on November 23, 2015.

BiLO study has been launched

The BiLO study “Educational Landscape of Upper Franconia (BildungsLandschaft Oberfranken)” has begun to conduct its survey of the Upper Franconian population: Over the last few days, roughly 8,000 people of different age groups living in Upper Franconia have been contacted; additionally, later this month, Upper Franconian school principals will also receive an invitation to participate. 

Guest lecture on the enrichment of survey data with GeoData

Dr. Jan-Philipp Kolb, Research Assistant at GESIS–Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, delighted the audience with his guest lecture entitled “Enriching Survey Data With GeoData”, which he presented at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) on November 4, 2015. 

BiLO gives guest lecture at further education event of Upper Franconian school supervision

Following an invitation by Dr. Klemens M. Brosig, Head of the School Division of the Upper Franconian Government, project BiLO “Educational Landscape of Upper Franconia (BildungsLandschaft Oberfranken) promoted its forthcoming school survey. As part of a further education event of the Upper Franconian School Supervision in Bad Alexandersbad on October 28, 2015, BiLO asked for the support of the Upper Franconian Schulämter (lower-level authorities within the State Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs, Science, and the Arts) to ensure a high participation of school administrators. 

NEPS data user number 1,000

The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) has a reason to celebrate: Not long ago, it passed the mark of 1,000 registered users of NEPS data.

BiLO study is online–Launch coming soon

The BiLO study Educational Landscape of Upper Franconia (BildungsLandschaft Oberfranken, BiLO) will soon be launched. Throughout Upper Franconia, 8,000 people in different age groups will be interviewed concerning their educational choices. Simultaneously, BiLO will gather information on regional educational offerings in cooperation with leaders from different educational institutions. Many newspapers, official gazettes of local communities, as well as the official school gazette of Upper Franconia (Schulanzeiger) are encouraging people and institutions to participate in BiLO. Furthermore, the website specifically designed for participants is now available (German only).

LIfBi appears with NEPS and BiLO at Bamberg school leadership symposium 2015

From October 23 to 24, 2015, the 12th Bamberg school leadership symposium (Bamberger Schulleitungssymposium, SLS) took place. The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) presented the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) and project Educational Landscape of Upper Franconia (BildungsLandschaft Oberfranken, BiLO) to school principals coming mainly from Bavaria.

Guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Marc Helbling, University of Bamberg

On October 13, 2015, Prof. Dr. Marc Helbling (University of Bamberg), gave a talk on “Survey Experiments and Attitudes Towards Migrants” at the LIfBi in Bamberg.

“Supporting local potential is vital for quality education in day care”

LIfBi Director Hans-Günther Roßbach attended parliamentary evening of the Leibniz Association in Berlin as an expert on early childhood education.
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