YEAR 2020

Developing and applying statistical methods: Appointment of Christian Aßmann as Professor for Survey Statistics and Data Analysis


He has been affiliated with the National Education Panel Study (NEPS) for over ten years and has been acting Head of the Department “Research Data Center, Method Development” at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) since 2016. Now, Prof. Dr. Christian Aßmann has been appointed to the department of Survey Statistics and Data Analysis at the University of Bamberg.

© LIfBi / Thomas Riese

LIfBi expands data supply: BiLO data available now


How do education and space interact? The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) explored this question using the example of Upper Franconia. Now, data from the “BiLO” project have become available to the scientific community free of charge. The database is also enhanced by a comprehensive documentation and information package on the Educational Landscape of Upper Franconia [BildungsLandschaft Oberfranken]. This enables researchers to investigate questions about the connection between individual educational decisions and perceived educational opportunities.

Corona pandemic affects current surveys


To protect against the further spread of the Corona virus, the data collections of the National Education Panel Study (NEPS) and the refugee study ReGES have been partly suspended since the beginning of this week.

German Sociological Association reschedules Section Meeting "Education and Social Inequality" to November 2020


Due to the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the associated risk of infection, the organizers of the conference have decided to postpone the spring meeting on "Education and Social Inequality", which had originally been scheduled to take place in March 2020, to November 12-13, 2020.

Project DiFA impresses in Leibniz Competition


Thanks to its innovative approach, the application for the cooperative project "Digital Formative Assessment (DiFA)–Unfolding Its Full Potential By Combining Psychometrics With Learning Analytics" has won the grant from the Leibniz Competition 2020. The project is led by the Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education (DIPF), with the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) and Goethe University Frankfurt acting as project partners.

The DiFA team at the kick-off meeting (Foto: Sebastian Wollny, DIPF)

New concept for doctoral degrees establishes transparent framework


On the path to completing their dissertation, young scientists face many challenges. Therefore, LIfBi published a new doctoral concept at the beginning of this year, which makes the general conditions transparent for all involved parties and provides information about funding opportunities.

Do secondary schools lead everyone further? The impact of school types on educational success


Debates about the multi-tiered school system in Germany have a long tradition: Does the division into different types of school lead to better support according to ability or do social inequalities become more pronounced as a result? In his lecture at LIfBi on January 9, 2020, Prof. Dr. Malte Reichelt—from New York University Abu Dhabi and the Institute for Employment Research of the Federal Employment Agency (IAB) in Nuremberg—explored the methodologically exciting question of whether the type of school determines educational success after the fourth grade.

Prof. Dr. Corinna Kleinert, Head of LIfBi Department 2, welcomes guest speaker Prof. Dr. Malte Reichelt to the colloquium.
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