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BiLO gives guest lecture at further education event of Upper Franconian school supervision

10/28/2015
Following an invitation by Dr. Klemens M. Brosig, Head of the School Division of the Upper Franconian Government, project BiLO “Educational Landscape of Upper Franconia (BildungsLandschaft Oberfranken) promoted its forthcoming school survey. As part of a further education event of the Upper Franconian School Supervision in Bad Alexandersbad on October 28, 2015, BiLO asked for the support of the Upper Franconian Schulämter (lower-level authorities within the State Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs, Science, and the Arts) to ensure a high participation of school administrators. 

NEPS data user number 1,000

10/27/2015
The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) has a reason to celebrate: Not long ago, it passed the mark of 1,000 registered users of NEPS data.

BiLO study is online–Launch coming soon

10/27/2015
The BiLO study Educational Landscape of Upper Franconia (BildungsLandschaft Oberfranken, BiLO) will soon be launched. Throughout Upper Franconia, 8,000 people in different age groups will be interviewed concerning their educational choices. Simultaneously, BiLO will gather information on regional educational offerings in cooperation with leaders from different educational institutions. Many newspapers, official gazettes of local communities, as well as the official school gazette of Upper Franconia (Schulanzeiger) are encouraging people and institutions to participate in BiLO. Furthermore, the website www.bilo-studie.de specifically designed for participants is now available (German only).

LIfBi appears with NEPS and BiLO at Bamberg school leadership symposium 2015

10/26/2015
From October 23 to 24, 2015, the 12th Bamberg school leadership symposium (Bamberger Schulleitungssymposium, SLS) took place. The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) presented the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) and project Educational Landscape of Upper Franconia (BildungsLandschaft Oberfranken, BiLO) to school principals coming mainly from Bavaria.

Guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Marc Helbling, University of Bamberg

10/15/2015
On October 13, 2015, Prof. Dr. Marc Helbling (University of Bamberg), gave a talk on “Survey Experiments and Attitudes Towards Migrants” at the LIfBi in Bamberg.

“Supporting local potential is vital for quality education in day care”

10/8/2015
LIfBi Director Hans-Günther Roßbach attended parliamentary evening of the Leibniz Association in Berlin as an expert on early childhood education.

Opening conference of second phase of Priority Programme 1646

10/6/2015
On October 1 and 2, 2015, the DFG-funded Priority Programme 1646 “Education as a Lifelong Process. Analyzing Data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS)” hosted the opening conference of its second funding phase on the premises of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) in Bamberg.

LERN workshop for young researchers held at LIfBi on the use of complex data sets in the field of empirical education research

10/5/2015
From September 28 to October 2, 2015, a workshop supported by the Leibniz Education Research Network (LERN) on the use of large data sets from the field of educational research took place at the LIfBi in cooperation with the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), the GESIS–Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences, and the Institute for Educational Quality Improvement (IQB).

Worldwide interest in NEPS data at seven international conferences

9/30/2015
Over the past five weeks, the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) appeared at seven internationally relevant scientific conferences with an exhibition booth in order to attract new data users for the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS). In this way, more than 20,000 potential users were reached. The presentations in Cyprus (EARLI in Limassol) and the USA (ASA in Chicago) were already reported here. This news focuses on LIfBi presentations in continental Europe for the period between August 20 and September 23, 2015.

2nd Meeting of the LIfBi Scientific Advisory Board

9/29/2015
On September 24 and 25, 2015, the 2nd Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) was held in Bamberg. The LIfBi was particularly pleased to welcome Professor Karl Ulrich Mayer (Max Planck Institute for Human Development/Yale University), Professor Kerstin Schneider (University of Wuppertal), and Professor Elsbeth Stern (ETH Zurich; who was unfortunately unable to attend) as new Board members.

Delegation from Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare’s “DreamStart” program visiting LIfBi

9/15/2015

On Friday, September 11, 2015, a 22-strong delegation from the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare’s child welfare program “DreamStart” paid a visit to the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) in Bamberg.

The delegation of the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare visited Bamberg to gather information about LIfBi and NEPS. (Photo: LIfBi)

Summer School on Longitudinal and Life Course Research 2015 in Bamberg

9/14/2015

LIfBi welcomes apprentices

9/8/2015
On September 1, 2015, the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) welcomed a total of four new apprentices, who will be trained in the following professions: specialist in market and social research (Pia Bechtloff), IT specialist in systems integration (Maximilian Anton), and office management assistant (Annalena Popp and Saskia Beckmann).

Guest lecture by Yuliya Kosyakova, EUI

9/4/2015
On September 3, 2015, Yuliya Kosyakova (M.A.), Ph.D. candidate at the European University Institute (EUI), gave a talk on “Does Adult Education Contribute to Securing Non-Precarious Employment? A Cross-National Comparison” at the LIfBi in Bamberg.

LIfBi presence at 110th ASA Annual Meeting in Chicago

8/31/2015
From August 21 to 26, 2015, the 110th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA) took place in Chicago, Illinois. Over 4,600 researchers presented nearly 3,000 papers at the conference.

LIfBi at the 16th EARLI Conference

8/31/2015
From August 25 to 29, 2015, the 16th conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) took place in Limassol, Cyprus. The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) presented its work at the conference through contributions by staff members from Bamberg and from the NEPS Network, as well as displaying information at its own exhibition booth.

State Secretary Quennet-Thielen (BMBF) emphasizes importance of LIfBi for the scientifically founded advancement of the education system

8/19/2015
On Wednesday, August 19, 2015, Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Roßbach, Director of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), welcomed State Secretary Cornelia Quennet-Thielen from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research to Bamberg. Roßbach explained that “the Federal Ministry of Education and Research has emphatically supported the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) since 2008 and has thus provided the field of empirical educational research with an outstanding new instrument.”  
State Secretary Cornelia Quennet-Thielen and Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Roßbach.

9th Science Day of the European Metropolitan Region Nuremberg: transfer of knowledge, the key to success in the future

7/30/2015
On July 28, over 800 participants discussed and informed about the topic “Transfer of Knowledge: Regional – National – International” in four expert panels at the 9th Science Day of the European Metropolitan Region Nuremberg in Hof.

LIfBi visits CLOSER in London: introduction and exchange about possibilities of future cooperation

7/27/2015
On July 14, 2015, Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Roßbach, Dr. Jutta von Maurice, and Dr. Daniel Fuß met representatives of the program “Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources” (CLOSER) in London in order to exchange views regarding shared objectives and the possibilities of future cooperation.

Strong presence of the LIfBi at ESRA 2015

7/20/2015
From July 13 to 17, 2015, the sixth conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA) took place at the University of Iceland in Reykjavík, Iceland. Over 700 scientists from 47 different countries participated, including approximately a dozen representatives of the LIfBi in Bamberg and consortium members of the NEPS network. 
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