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LIfBi lectures: Paul Leseman presents analyses from ISOTIS project

7/9/2019

Prof. Dr. Paul Leseman, Utrecht University, presents results from the ISOTIS research project in his talk entitled "Educational Inequality and Social Exclusion in Europe: Macro- and Microlevel Mechanisms" on July 9. The lecture is part of the LIfBi lectures series.

Prof. Dr. Paul Leseman (third from left) talking to Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Roßbach, former LIfBi Director, Dr. Jutta von Maurice (second from left), Executive Director of Research, and Dr. Ilka Wolter, Head of Department 1

Vocational school students from Nuremberg gain insights into research and infrastructure work at LIfBi

7/1/2019

Trainee specialists in market and social research, their trainers and teachers at the vocational business school 4 in Nuremberg are guests at the Leibnitz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) on July 2. Executive Director of Administration Dr. Robert Polgar presents the Institute’s main areas of work together with Dr. Lydia Kleine and Daniel Bela, who are responsible for the training of apprentices at the LIfBi.

Daniel Bela informs guests from the vocational business school 4 in Nuremberg about the Research Data Center LIfBi.

Short lectures and panel discussion on the subject of “educational paths”: invitation of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BAdW) and the University of Bamberg

6/25/2019

LIfBi Director Prof. Dr. Cordula Artelt presents the National Education Panel Study (NEPS) as part of the meeting of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BAdW) on June 28, 2019. Other lecturers on the subject of "educational paths" include former LIfBi Director Prof. Dr. Sabine Weinert (University of Bamberg/BAdW) and the first NEPS Principal Investigator Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans-Peter Blossfeld (University of Bamberg/BAdW). The short lectures will take place at Universität 2 at 1 p.m. and are open to academy members and all members of the University of Bamberg.

Submission of abstracts for this year's NEPS Conference and the Conference "Bildung und Raum" now possible

6/14/2019

Abstracts for the 4th International NEPS Conference taking place at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories on 7 and 8 November 2019 as well as for the conference „Bildung und Raum“ held the day before can now be submitted. The deadline for submission is 15 July 2019.

“Region and Education. The Myth of Urban–Rural“: Aktionsrat Bildung introduces new annual report

5/21/2019

To what extent does the place of residence in Germany also influence the range of educational opportunities on offer, participation in education, and the performance of learners? In its annual report, the experts of Aktionsrat Bildung formulate concrete recommendations to political decision-makers on this issue. Three leading members of the NEPS Network contributed to the compilation of this report.

Announcement: Analysis of Incomplete Data (AID) Workshop in memory of Prof. Dr. Susanne Rässler

5/20/2019

An Analysis of Incomplete Data (AID) workshop will take place in memory of Prof. Dr. Susanne Rässler at the University of Bamberg on Friday, June 21, 2019. Susanne Rässler, who died unexpectedly at the age of 55 on August 29, 2018, was the initiator of this series of events offering students and researchers alike the opportunity to present their work in the field of statistical analysis of incomplete data.

ReGES presents itself at BMBF kick-off event for the National Action Plan on Integration

5/20/2019

On May 17, the kick-off event of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for the National Action Plan on Integration (NAP-I) took place in Berlin. It is the aim of the Federal Government to adapt the National Action Plan on Integration to the current challenges and to further develop and strengthen existing support services for people with a migrant background. The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) contributed its expertise with the project “Refugees in the German Educational System (ReGES)”.

Dr. Jutta von Maurice, Dr. Gisela Will, and Dr. Dominik Weigand presented the panel study ReGES as well as first results to many people from different contexts.

LIfBi lectures: "The Democratization of Education, Its Apparent Paradox, a Plausible Explanation, and Its Empirical Proof"

5/17/2019

To what extent is social origin related to educational achievement? And does this link become stronger or weaker over time? Previous studies have shown seemingly contradictory results. Prof. Dr. Louis-André Vallet investigated this paradox as part of the LIfBi lectures series.

Prof. Dr. Louis-André Vallet during his lecture as part of the LIfBi lectures series.

INSIDE: Survey of students has begun

5/16/2019

At the beginning of May, the surveys of students with and without special educational needs have started as part of the second substudy of the project “INSIDE–Inclusive Education in Lower Secondary Schools in Germany”.

INSIDE: Survey of students has begun

5/16/2019

At the beginning of May, the surveys of students with and without special educational needs have started as part of the second substudy of the project “INSIDE–Inclusive Education in Lower Secondary Schools in Germany”.

First findings on school integration of refugees presented at AERA conference

4/15/2019

At the conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in Toronto at the beginning of April, the team of the LIfBi refugee study “ReGES–Refugees in the German Educational System” presented their research design as well as first findings on the school integration of refugees. The project group also addressed different conditions for the integration of refugees and the use of care facilities for families with preschool children. “Many are concerned with questions about the opportunities of young refugees in their transition to vocational training. We will be able to answer these and other questions with ReGES in the coming years,” says Dr. Jutta von Maurice, Head of the study financed by the German Ministry for Education and Research. In addition, first findings on German-language proficiency of young refugees were discussed during an international session organized by the liaison office “International Cooperation in Education” (ice).

Photo: Accompanying the AERA conference, the third Integration-CAN-D Workshop took place  (© Lisa Smith/University of Toronto).

Calls for Papers for the 4th International NEPS Conference and the Conference "Education and Space" in fall 2019

4/5/2019

The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) organizes two related conferences: On 6 November 2019, the conference "Education and Space" will discuss current quantitative-empirical analyses in educational research on spatial questions. This will be followed by the 4th International NEPS Conference on 7 and 8 November 2019 with empirical contributions from all areas of educational research and a special focus on internationally comparative approaches.

About fortune in change

4/2/2019

It was not the official motto for the celebrations but somehow still remained a central theme of the evening: fortune and change. On April 2, 2019, the outgoing Interim Director of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) Prof. Dr. Sabine Weinert passed the symbolic baton to the new Director Prof. Dr. Cordula Artelt—a day of joy and change.

Photo: Prof. Dr. Sabine Weinert (left) symbolically passed the flower-decorated baton to Prof. Dr. Cordula Artelt.

LIfBi lectures: Educational trajectories in Germany over the last 100 years

3/19/2019

NEPS data are becoming more and more valuable every year—Professor Karl Ulrich Mayer came to this conclusion as part of the LIfBi lectures series. In his talk on March 19, 2019 in Bamberg, the former President of the Leibniz Association demonstrated the connection between modernity and the increase in higher education. He showed who has benefitted from this trend over the last 100 years and what potential lies in longitudinal data.

In his lecture, Karl Ulrich Mayer explained the great potential of NEPS data.

ReGES presenting at BMBF Educational Research Conference 2019 “Educational worlds of the future”

3/15/2019

The 2019 Educational Research Conference “Educational worlds of the future” took place in Berlin from March 12 to 13. On this occasion, questions that are relevant to society were extensively discussed among representatives of various institutions from the education sector, while projects funded by the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) had the chance to present their work to a broad audience.

Dr. Jutta von Maurice, Dr. Dominik Weigand, and Dr. Gisela Will (from left to right) at the BMBF Educational Research Conference 2019

Cordula Artelt is the new Director of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories

2/22/2019

Prof. Dr. Cordula Artelt has taken over with immediate effect the leadership of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) in Bamberg and thus also of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS). The certified psychologist is Chair of the Department of Educational Research at the University of Bamberg and has been Head of Department 1 “Competencies, Personality, Learning Environments” since April 2017.

Prof. Dr. Cordula Artelt, Director LIfBi (Image: RatSWD / David Ausserhofer)

LIfBi lectures: Cognitive and socio-emotional skills as predictors of key life outcomes

2/19/2019

Success in education and work, health and recognition—people need socio-economic skills besides cognitive skills to achieve key life outcomes such as these. Prof. Dr. Martin Brunner, University of Potsdam, gives an insight into empirical data and potential mechanisms that can explain how competencies are related to these outcomes.

Prof. Dr. Martin Brunner shows results of the Luxembourg MAGRIP study.

4th conference of survey statisticians of the German-speaking region at LIfBi

2/18/2019

Leading survey statisticians and promising young scientists from Austria, Switzerland, and Germany met at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) from February 13 to 15, 2019, to present and discuss the latest developments in the field of survey statistics. Small area estimation problems, microsimulation and non-probability surveys were the main topics of the event, which takes place every 18 months.

Colloquium of the third funding phase of the DFG Priority Programme 1646 offers research projects a platform to exchange

2/15/2019

The Priority Programme 1646 “Education as a Lifelong Process. Analyzing Data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS)” of the German Research Foundation (DFG) is now in its third funding phase. As part of the event on February 14 and 15 at the LIfBi, the research projects presented their current work in 16 presentations and exchanged their results and methodological challenges.

Go to program (English)

NEPS data used by over 2,000 researchers worldwide

2/12/2019

The number of scientists registered for using data from the National Education Panel (NEPS) has exceeded the threshold of 2,000 users in January 2019.

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