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Lecture series: Dr. Susanne Worbs reports on the BAMF Refugee Study 2014.

11/28/2016

On November 24, 2016, the second contribution to the lecture series “Refugees in Germany–Educational Trajectories and Social Integration“ took place at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi). Here, Dr. Susanne Worbs, Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge, BAMF) reported on a current project concerned with the life situation of people who are entitled to political asylum and recognized refugees in Germany.

As part of the lecture series “Refugees in Germany–Educational Trajectories and Social Integration”, Dr. Susanne Worbs presented results of the BAMF Refugee Study 2014 at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lenhard opens lecture series on the topic of “Refugees in Germany”

11/18/2016
On November 17, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lenhard, Chair of Pedagogical Psychology at the University of Würzburg, visited the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) and gave a talk on the topic “Differenzielle Effkte im Wortschatz- und Leseerwerb: Die Auswirkung von Mehrsprachigkeit am Beispiel von PPVT4 und ELFE II [Differential effects in vocabulary and reading acquisition: impact of multilingualism using the example of PPVT4 and ELFE II]”. His contribution thus launched the lecture series “Refugees in Germany–Educational Trajectories and Social Integration,” which is hosted by the LIfBi as part of project “ReGES–Refugees in the German Educational System”, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF).
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lenhard opened the lecture series “Refugees in Germany–Educational Trajectories and Social Integration” at the LIfBi.

“Refugees in Germany”: Lecture series at the LIfBi starts on November 17, 2016

11/11/2016

As part of “ReGES–Refugees in the German Educational System,” a project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF), the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) is hosting a lecture series entitled “Refugees in Germany–Educational Trajectories and Social Integration”.

MP Rossmann receives information about NEPS

11/4/2016
On November 2, 2016, Dr. Ernst Dieter Rossmann, spokesperson of the working group “Education and Research” of the SPD Parliamentary Group, was informed about the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) and about other studies situated at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi). 
From left to right: MP Andreas Schwarz, MP Dr. Ernst Dieter Rossmann, and Wolfgang Metzner, Third Mayor of the City of Bamberg

BiLO study enters into second round

10/25/2016
The BiLO study “Educational Landscape of Upper Franconia (BildungsLandschaft Oberfranken, BiLO)” is starting its second survey of the Upper Franconian population this week. The objective of this wave is to record the educational choices that have been made since the first survey in the fall of last year. In total, 8,159 of the 8,765 respondents (93%) declared that they were willing to participate again.

10th meeting of the LIfBi Board of Trustees

10/25/2016
Chaired by Prof. Dr. Rudolf Tippelt from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, the LIfBi Board of Trustees convened for their 10th meeting on October 24, 2016. 

Andreas Schwarz, MP, visits the LIfBi

10/14/2016
The SPD Member of the German Parliament for the regions Bamberg, Forchheim, and Coburg visited the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) to inform himself about the successful continuation of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) and the further extension of the institute. 

SLLS 2016: Three-day international conference in Bamberg

10/10/2016
From October 6 to 8, 2016, the annual conference of the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS) was held in Bamberg. 300 scientists from all over the world exchanged information on the topic of “Education and the Life Course: Determinants and Consequences of Unequal Educational Opportunities”. 

3rd Meeting of the LIfBi Scientific Advisory Board

10/6/2016
On October 4 and 5, 2016, the 3rd Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) was held in Bamberg.
Professor Robert Erikson (University of Stockholm, right) during the poster presentation with Professor Christian Aßmann (LIfBi).

SLLS Conference 2016 in Bamberg

10/5/2016
The annual international Conference of the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies takes place from October 5-8, 2016, in Bamberg.

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Continuation of Canadian-German cooperation on refugee issues

9/20/2016
Cooperation between LIfBi and Canadian colleagues on refugee issues (see news archive) is being continued thanks to the support of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF). On September 16 and 17, 2016, Dr. Jutta von Maurice and Dr. Roman Auriga attended a two-day meeting in Ottawa, at which specific plans for research and survey activities with regards to refugee issues were discussed.

Prof. Dr. Claus H. Carstensen takes over as interim Head of the Department “Competencies, Personality, Learning Environments”

9/1/2016

As of September 1, 2016, Prof. Dr. Claus H. Carstensen, Professor of Psychology and Methods of Educational Research at the University of Bamberg, has assumed the interim management of the Department “Competencies, Personality, Learning Environments” at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories.

Further information on Prof. Dr. Claus H. Carstensen.

Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories participates in ASA 2016

8/24/2016
Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories appears with information booth at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Seattle.
From left to right: Pia Bechtloff (LIfBi), Stefanie Buchner (LIfBi), Prof. Dr. Marlis Buchmann (University of Zürich), Dr. Jutta von Maurice (Executive Director of Research LIfBi)

LIfBi present at the 31st International Congress of Psychology in Yokohama, Japan

7/28/2016
During its presence at the 31st International Congress of Psychology (ICP), the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) informed more than 8,000 researchers from 95 different countries about the National Educational Panel Study. 
From left to right: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Nauck, Nicolai Gröpler (both TU Chemnitz), Dr. Jutta von Maurice, Dr. Thomas Bäumer (both LIfBi)

Dr. Christian Aßmann assumes management of Department “Research Data Center and Method Development“

7/22/2016
As of July 1, 2016, Dr. Christian Aßmann, “Akademischer Rat” at the Chair of Statistics and Econometrics at the University of Bamberg, has taken over an interim position as Head of the Department “Research Data Center and Method Development” at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories. 

Summer School of the DFG Priority Programme 1646 “Education as a Lifelong Process. Analyzing Data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS)”

7/19/2016
The second Summer School of the Priority Programme 1646 "Education as a Lifelong Process. Analyzing Data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS)" on "Competence Development and Educational Inequalities—Theoretical Concepts and Methodological Implementations" took place from July 11–19, 2016 in cooperation with the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories. A 7-day program with varied teaching and learning formats aimed to promote young researchers by strengthening their theoretical and methodological skills in educational research. The Priority Programme is funded and initiated by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG).

Visit by Dr. Miriam Roth Douglas, Ph.D. (West Liberty University, WV) and students from various universities

7/18/2016
On July 16, 2016, Dr. Jutta von Maurice and Stefanie Buchner welcomed for the second time Dr. Miriam Roth Douglas, Ph.D., Director of the Community Education Program at the College of Education at West Liberty University in West Virginia, and students from the following universities: West Liberty University, Marshall University and Shepherd University, all from West Virginia, US. The visit at the LIfBi was once again part of a 2-week program called “Summer study-abroad”, which is led and organized by Dr. Miriam Roth Douglas and initiated by the Ministry of Culture of the State of West Virginia.

NEPS publication award handed out for the first time

7/15/2016
During the First International NEPS User Conference in Bamberg from July 7–8, 2016, the newly introduced NEPS publication award was handed to Aileen Edele and Prof. Petra Stanat
Aileen Edele (left) receives the first NEPS Publication Award from Dr. Jutta von Maurice.

Intensive exchange on research findings at the First International NEPS User Conference

7/15/2016
With more than 60 researchers participating, the First International NEPS User Conference took place at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) in Bamberg on July 7 and 8, 2016. 

Canadian-German research workshop on refugee issues

7/12/2016
Representatives of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) participate in Canadian-German research workshop
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