YEAR 2022

LIfBi Lecture: When Counting doesn’t Count


In a hybrid LIfBi Lecture on July 19th, Professor Pamela Davis-Kean, University of Michigan, gave an overview of the development of children's mathematical skills in the USA and their impact throughout adulthood. In doing so, she explained why, from her perspective, the  U.S. lags in international rankings and the impact of children's skills from kindergarten age through the end of high school.

Second Call for Modules: NEPS is again looking for proposals for new survey contents


The National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) invites all interested researchers to submit proposals for new questions within the framework of the the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS). This is the second time that the largest long-term education study in Germany has opened itself up to external content. This year's "Call for Modules" is thematically narrowed: Applications are being sought for target dimensions of education that expand the existing survey programme in order to collect data on the long-term effects of education over the life course after the end of the narrow-meshed surveying of the participants. Proposals can be submitted until the end of October 2022.

LIfBi invites to the 7th International NEPS Conference


This year's 7th International NEPS Conference will take place on 05 and 06 December 2022 as a thematically open event. As of 01 July, interested parties can register free of charge for conference participation via the website. Abstracts for conference contributions can be submitted as of now until 15 September.

Review of the 31st EMSE Conference "Transitions and Trajectories"


On 23 and 24 June 2022, the 31st conference of the Network Empirically Supported School Development (EMSE) took place under the title "Shaping transitions - understanding educational trajectories - transitions in risk situations". The online conference was jointly organised by the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) and the State Institute for School Quality and Educational Research (ISB). The two-day conference with more than 140 registrations facilitated a lively exchange between educational research, administration and practice and was aimed at employees in state ministries, state institutes and quality institutions as well as researchers.

LIfBi Lecture: The Reproduction of Social Inequality in the Educational System


The first hybrid LIfBi Lecture focused on how educational systems contribute to the reproduction of social inequality. During his visit to the Leibniz Institute in Bamberg, Professor Fabrizio Butera, Ph.D., from the University of Lausanne presented results of various analyses on the role of structural factors in the academic achievement gap between social classes.

Leibniz Competence Centre Procurement now located at LIfBi


The Leibniz Association's Competence Centre Procurement (LCCP) has been relocated at the LIfBi since this spring. The centre, which was founded about two years ago in Berlin and was previously affiliated with the Berlin Research Association, coordinates and procures diverse needs of all members of the Leibniz Association. Until further notice, the LIfBi will now take over the management of the competence centre. In addition to the tendering of joint framework contracts, the individual institutes of the Leibniz Association are advised and supported in demanding national and Europe-wide tenders.

LIfBi Director Cordula Artelt elected as new member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities


The Director of the Bamberg Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), Prof. Dr. Cordula Artelt, has been elected as a new member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BAdW). This recognizes her as one of nine new Bavarian academics who have contributed to a significant expansion of knowledge in their respective fields.

Ilka Wolter appointed to the Advisory Board of the National Report on Junior Researchers 2025


Prof. Dr. Ilka Wolter, Head of the Department of Competencies, Personality, Learning Environments at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) and Professor of Educational Research with a focus on development and learning at the University of Bamberg, has been appointed as a new member of the Advisory Board of the National Report on Junior Researchers 2025 (BuWiN). Once per legislative period, the report presents the status quo on career paths, employment conditions and perspectives of young scientists in Germany.

Refugee study enters field phase: Surveys of 4,100 children and adolescents start again


Starting on April 19, interviewers will be on the road again to visit participants of the project "Educational Trajectories of Refugee Children ans Adolescents“. The study, which is based at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), accompanies around 4,100 young refugees and examines their educational paths and transitions at key interfaces of the German educational system with a longer-term perspective. In the surveys, the focus is now particularly on these transitions among young people, for example from school to vocational training or to the labor market.

3,000 researchers worldwide registered for use of NEPS data


By the end of the first quarter of 2022, the number of researchers who have registered to use the data from the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) has increased to 3,000. A recent survey among data users also revealed a high level of satisfaction with the data offered by the NEPS. 94 percent of those surveyed stated that they would recommend the data to others for use based on their own experiences.

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