YEAR 2019

"LIfBi Research Affiliate" honorary status awarded for the first time


The Director of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), Prof. Dr. Cordula Artelt, awarded 27 scientists the honorary status of LIfBi Research Affiliate in September.

Prof. Dr. Cordula Artelt hands over the certificate to Prof. David Kaplan, Ph.D.

Are all boats rising? 4th International NEPS Conference with guest lecture by Eric A. Hanushek


On November 7-8, 2019, the international NEPS conference took place for the fourth time at LIfBi. Guest speaker was Prof. Eric A. Hanushek from Stanford University, one of the most renowned education economists in the world today. Once again, this year, prizes were awarded for outstanding works based on NEPS data. The award-winning entries deal with, among other things, school-related helplessness that may be experienced by students with poorer performance and also with the effects that higher education can have on health and wages.

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Prof. Eric A. Hanushek during his keynote lecture at the 4th NEPS conference

ZEIT ranks Gundula Zoch among 100 most important young East Germans


To commemorate the anniversary of the regional edition "ZEIT im Osten" (No. 46/2019), the editors present 100 young East Germans up to the age of 40, who they believe "will be making headlines soon". Among them is LIfBi employee Dr. Gundula Zoch.

More Space! Conference on “Education and Space” at LIfBi


The conference "Education and Space" took place on November 6 at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories. The focus was on questions and findings of empirical educational research from a spatial perspective. The opening lecture by Prof. Dr. Rainer Schnell offered an exciting introduction to the challenges of data protection law.

Prof. Dr. Rainer Schnell gave the keynote lecture at the conference "Education and Space".

Forum on Educational Policy 2019: “Education needs more than just a clever mind”


In addition to cognitive abilities, socioemotional competencies play a decisive role in educational success. Experts from science, politics, administration, and educational practice discuss the latest state of research in this field at the Forum on Educational Policy held in Berlin on October 23, 2019. The symposium is organized by the Leibniz Education Research Network (LERN), of which the LIfBi is a member.

Program of the 4th NEPS Conference online – registration still possible until 10/27/19


The program of the 4th International NEPS Conference (November 7-8, 2019, LIfBi Bamberg) including all abstracts is now available online. Interested researchers and guests are cordially invited to register for free participation. The deadline for registration is October 27, 2019.

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4th International NEPS Conference: Website

Conference "Education and Space"—registration and program available online


The program of the conference "Education and Space", which will take place on November 6, 2019, at the LIfBi in Bamberg, is now available online. Registration is possible until October 27, attendance is free of charge.

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Conference “Education and Space”: Website

Working mothers and childcare—who benefits in East and West? LIfBi employee honored with Ph.D. award at ECSR Conference 2019


Dr. Gundula Zoch, postdoc researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), has been awarded for her dissertation by the European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR). In her work, she examines the relations between the expansion of early childhood care facilities, the changes in maternal employment, and the gender role attitudes of parents in East and West Germany.

News from NEPS Results Compact


The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories has been offering "NEPS Results Compact" for some years now—these short summaries of current research projects on the basis of data from the National Education Panel Study provide information in a concise form on some of the most important results.

Learning from the past, in the present, and for the future—LIfBi employees present research at 18th EARLI Conference


At this year's conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) at the RWTH Aachen, LIfBi researchers presented their current research work. The motto of the conference from August 12–16, 2019 was "Thinking Tomorrow's Education: Learning From the Past, in the Present, and for the Future".

Dr. Sina Fackler, Dr. Ilka Wolter, Kathrin Thums, and Dr. Götz Lechner at the LIfBi information booth.
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