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Kamila Cygan-Rehm Directs New Junior Research Group at LIfBi


On 1 October, a new junior research group on the topic of "Outcomes of Education Across the Lifespan" will start at the Bamberg Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi). It will be led by Dr. Kamila Cygan-Rehm, who earned her doctorate in economics. The junior research group is investigating the influence of education and lifelong learning on different aspects of life.


Kamila Cygan-Rehm takes over the leadership of the junior research group, which will use innovative empirical research to investigate the complex and dynamic processes of short- and long-term outcomes and consequences of education across the life course. Most recently, Kamila Cygan-Rehm was a research associate in the research group of Prof. Regina T. Riphahn, Ph.D. at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. She is a Research Affiliate of CESifo, IZA and LASER and received an "Add-on Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Economics" awarded by the Joachim Herz Foundation in 2017 and the Hermann Gutmann Prize for special scientific achievements in 2018.

"I am very much looking forward to establishing a new research group at LIfBi and working with my team on policy-relevant questions in the economics of education in an excellent interdisciplinary environment“, explains the new head of the junior research group at LIfBi.

LIfBi Director Prof. Dr. Cordula Artelt warmly welcomes Kamila Cygan-Rehm: "I am very pleased that we were able to win Dr. Cygan-Rehm for LIfBi and I am convinced that we can look forward to exciting research results from her junior research group."

The new junior research group is already the second to be established at LIfBi. The first started just two years after the institute was founded in 2016 on the topic of "Gender roles and competencies in the life course". In this group, the researchers used NEPS data to research gender-specific competence trajectories as well as the psychological mechanisms explaining gender differences in competences and competence-relevant constructs.