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LIfBi at Science Day of Metropolitan Region Nuremberg

7/28/2014
Under the slogan “hochschulePLUS—Mehrwert für die Regionen” [higher educationPLUS—added value for the regions], the 8th Science Day of the Metropolitan Region Nuremberg took place on the premises of the Technical University Nuremberg (Technische Hochschule Nürnberg) on July 25, 2014. It investigated the effects that the establishment of universities (or of other institutions of higher education) can have on their respective regions.
From left to right: Manfred Egner, Dr. Jutta von Maurice, Dr. Michaela Sixt.

Guest lecture on participation of so-called “uneducated groups” in further education

7/25/2014
On July 24, 2014, Ewelina Mania, educational scientist and Research Assistant at the German Institute for Adult Education—Leibniz Center for Lifelong Learning (DIE) in Bonn, presented her dissertation project on the subject of “Participation of so-called ‘uneducated groups’ in further education: Potentials of a research perspective based on social space”.

MdB Schwarz given information about LIfBi and NEPS

7/22/2014
On July 22, 2014, Member of the German Bundestag (MdB) Andreas Schwarz from Strullendorf near Bamberg came to visit the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) at the University of Bamberg in order to gather information about the work of LIfBi and NEPS. 

Expert lecture on European funding opportunities in the area of science

7/21/2014
By outlining the European Framework Program Horizon 2020, Claudia Labisch, Head of the Leibniz Association’s Brussels Office, presented funding opportunities for research within the EU.
From left to right: Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Roßbach, Dr. Jutta von Maurice, Claudia Labisch, Dr. Robert Polgar.

LIfBi at World Congress of Sociology

7/15/2014
LIfBi team member Dr. Sabine Zinn presents a method for modeling missing or wrong data concerning income questions at the World Congress of Sociology in Yokohama, Japan. 

Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Upper Franconian Foundation learns about the start of research project BiLO

7/15/2014
District President Wilhelm Wenning, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Oberfrankenstiftung (Upper Franconian Foundation) visited the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) on July 15, 2014. Alongside Eckhard Wiltsch, Managing Director of the Upper Franconian Foundation and his deputy, Christine Schnörer, Wenning came to gather information on the successful launch of the project “BildungsLandschaft Oberfranken (BiLO)” (Educational Landscape of Upper Franconia), which is funded by the Upper Franconian Foundation.

Works Council established at LIfBi

7/14/2014
On July 10, 2014, the newly elected Works Council was established at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi). 

Secretary General of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany visits the LIfBi

7/9/2014
Udo Michallik, Secretary General of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (Kultusministerkonferenz, KMK), visited the Wilhelmspost. This was already the second visit by the Secretary General to the infrastructure facility in Bamberg. During his stay on July 9, 2014, Michallik had the opportunity to learn how the NEPS network has been institutionalized as part of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) at the University of Bamberg.

From left to right: Dr. Robert Polgar, Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Roßbach, Secretary General Udo Michallik, Prof. Dr. Guido Heineck, Prof. Dr. Cornelia Kristen, Prof. Dr. Olaf Struck, Dr. Jutta von Maurice.

Dr. Polgar becomes new Executive Director of Administration

7/1/2014
As of July 1, 2014, Dr. Robert Polgar has become a member of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories’ Board of Directors by assuming the position of Executive Director of Administration. 

The LIfBi Team thanks Professor Karl Ulrich Mayer and congratulates Professor Matthias Kleiner

6/26/2014
The change in presidency of the Leibniz Association was celebrated in a festive ceremony held in the Academy of Arts (Akademie der Künste) in Berlin on July 26, 2014.
Professor Karl Ulrich Mayer and Professor Matthias Kleiner (Photography: Leibniz Association/Oliver Lang).

Official opening ceremony of the LIfBi

5/26/2014
Federal Minister of Education and Research, Prof. Dr. Wanka, Bavarian Minister of Education and Research, Dr. Spaenle, and the President of the Leibniz Association, Prof. Dr. Karl Ulrich Mayer, emphasized the outstanding academic significance of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories in Bamberg during the LIfBi opening. 

Institutionalization of LIfBi is making good progress: 5th Meeting of the Board of Trustees

4/11/2014
On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, the 5th Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) at the University in Bamberg was held and, for the first time, both the scientific representatives and the members with advisory status took part. 

LIfBi presents NEPS at Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA)

4/7/2014
From April 3 to 7, this year’s Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association took place in Philadelphia under the heading “The Power of Education Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy”. 

LIfBi presents NEPS at BMBF conference on educational research in Germany

4/4/2014
On March 27 and 28, 2014, the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) organized a forum in Berlin to intensify discourse between science, educational practice, and politics under the slogan “Educational Research 2020: Between scientific excellence and social responsibility”. 

5th Workshop on Analysis of Incomplete Data (AID)

3/21/2014
Professor Dr. Susanne Rässler organized the 5th Workshop on Analysis of Incomplete Data at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories. The event took place on March 20, 2014, on the premises of the Wilhelmspost in Bamberg.

LIfBi at GEBF and DGfE

3/18/2014
LIfBi presented itself and the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) at the second meeting of the Association for Empirical Educational Research (Gesellschaft für empirische Bildungsforschung, GEBF) in Frankfurt am Main from March 3 to 5, 2014, and at the anniversary conference commemorating 50 years of the German Association of Educational Science (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft, DGfE) in Berlin from March 9 to 12. NEPS researchers appeared at these conferences by GEBF and DGfE holding numerous symposia, poster presentations, and making other contributions.

Bavarian State Minister Dr. Spaenle visits the LIfBi

2/28/2014
On Thursday, February 27, Bavarian State Minister for Education and Cultural Affairs, Science and the Arts, Dr. Ludwig Spaenle, paid a visit to the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) at the University of Bamberg. Minister Dr. Spaenle has accompanied and supported the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) for years and maintains regular contact. Yet still, his visit on February 27 marked a special occasion for two reasons: It was the first visit by Dr. Spaenle to this educational research institution in his role as Minister with a joint responsibility for both education and science. At the same time, this was also his first call on the newly founded Leibniz Institute at the University of Bamberg, which had been launched in January. As of the New Year, the NEPS is being carried out by the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories at the University of Bamberg. Among the 60,000 study participants, and 40,000 additionally interviewed people from their respective social surroundings, this biggest German educational study is known by the name of “Bildungsverläufe in Deutschland” (Educational Trajectories in Germany).

LIfBi portrait on TV Oberfranken

2/28/2014
As part of the television program "4 YOU!", TV Oberfranken regularly reports about the four universities in Upper Franconia. Among other topics, the premier episode featured the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) at the University of Bamberg.

LIfBi appears at 6th Conference for Social and Economic Data (KSWD)

2/25/2014
On February 20 and 21, 2014, the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) made an appearance at the Sixth Conference for Social and Economic Data (Konferenz für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsdaten, KSWD) in Berlin.

Bavarian State Secretary visits LIfBi

2/14/2014
As part of his inaugural tour through Bavaria, Bernd Sibler, State Secretary of the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs, Research, and the Arts, visited the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) at the University of Bamberg on February 10, 2014.
State Secretary Bernd Sibler and Director of LIfBi, Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Roßbach.
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