On Friday, June 30, numerous companions as well as former colleagues gathered together in the old Dominican Church of Bamberg, which now functions as the auditorium of the university, in order to bid Roßbach farewell. He held the Chair of Early Childhood Education at the University of Bamberg for more than 15 years. In addition to his role as university professor, Roßbach also managed the transition of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) to the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories, thus making a significant contribution to the establishment of NEPS as part of the academic landscape. Since its foundation in 2014, he presided over the Institute as its Director and as Principal Investigator of the NEPS.
During the event, Roßbach handed over the proverbial baton to his successor Prof. Dr. Sandra Buchholz, who has been holding this position since the beginning of Roßbach’s retirement on March 31, 2017. In the course of the ceremony, numerous highly respected researchers honored the outgoing Director with greetings and farewell addresses.
Click here for the joint press release of the University of Bamberg and the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (German only).