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Closed meeting and conference of Section A of the Leibniz Association at the LIfBi

5/11/2016
On May 9 and 10, the closed meeting and the conference of Section A “Humanities and Educational Research” of the Leibniz Association took place at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories.

Annual meeting of the Leibniz Education Research Network (LERN) at the LIfBi

4/29/2016
Educational research can be conducted from completely different perspectives, in various disciplines, and with diverse objectives. The Leibniz Research Alliance “Leibniz Education Research Network” (Leibniz Forschungsverbund “Bildungspotenziale”, LERN) connects leading institutions and people from various disciplines, who are committed to educational research. About 30 researchers of the LERN network met at their scientific annual meeting at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories in Bamberg this year.
The participants of the LERN conference meeting.

A lot of women, little money

4/28/2016
Prof. Dr. Corinna Kleinert, Professor of Sociology with a Focus on Longitudinal Educational Research at the University of Bamberg and at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories, has analyzed the disadvantages of women concerning their payment. On April 27, 2016, Die Süddeutsche Zeitung online reported on this “gender pay gap” in Germany.

Read the article (German only)

Launch of the NEPS Survey Paper Series

4/22/2016
In addition to the NEPS Working Papers, the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories is now offering a second publication series—the NEPS Survey Papers. This new publication series discusses methodological aspects and questions concerning the handling of data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS). It is primarily addressed to researchers working with NEPS data who are interested in further information on relevant topics.

Link to the website

Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories makes appearances in Washington

4/19/2016
At the 100th Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) from April 8 to 12, the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) made several appearances presenting the Institute and its data sets. 

NEPS results concise and compact

4/18/2016
As of today, the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) is providing a new service: Research findings published on the basis of data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) are summarized in plain language and are available on the NEPS website (Link to German website— English version coming soon).

Surveys of the BiLO study completed

4/16/2016
The surveys of the BiLO study “Educational Landscape of Upper Franconia” (BildungsLandschaft Oberfranken, BiLO) that have been conducted throughout Fall/Winter 2015/2016 have now been completed. Around 25,000 people, 438 general education schools and Berufsfachschulen [full-time vocational schools], 795 day-care centers and caregivers, as well as 40 local theaters were contacted all over Upper Franconia. The BiLO team is very thankful for the exceptionally high level of willingness to participate. With the help of these collected data, the interplay of educational offerings and educational choices can now be differentiated against the backdrop of social background and reliably analyzed in the various educational sectors for the first time.

Scientific Use File of the data from Wave I (2014) of PIAAC-L now available

4/13/2016
PIAAC-L (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies-Longitudinal) continues PIAAC on a national level in Germany. PIAAC, a study of the OECD, also known as the PISA study for adults, analyzed the everyday competencies of adults in an international comparison. The data of the first wave (2014) of PIAAC-L are now available as Scientific Use Files via the GESIS data archive.

Guest lecture on the role of education in terms of economic prosperity

3/17/2016
Prof. Dr. Ludger Wößmann, Director of the Ifo Center for the Economics of Education and Professor at the Department of Economics (Economics of Education in particular) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, was guest at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) on March 16, 2016.

9th meeting of the LIfBi Board of Trustees

3/15/2016
Chaired by Prof. Dr. Rudolf Tippelt from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, the Board of Trustees convened for their 9th meeting on March 14, 2016. 

Trial lecture to fill the vacancy of the position of LIfBi Director: Professor Ulrich Trautwein talks about “Educational Trajectories: Individual, Social, and Institutional Determinants”

3/4/2016
As part of the joint appointment procedure of the University of Bamberg and the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) to fill the vacancy of the position of the Director of LIfBi and the Professorship (W3) for Longitudinal Education Research, Professor Ulrich Trautwein from Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, gave a lecture on the topic of „Bildungsverläufe: Individuelle, soziale und institutionelle Determinanten [Educational Trajectories: Individual, Social, and Institutional Determinants]“ at the LIfBi on March 2, 2016.

3rd Annual General Meeting of NEPS elects new Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, and members of the NEPS Network Committee

2/18/2016
On February 16, 2016, the Annual General Meeting of NEPS met in Bamberg for the third time. Besides electing the new Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of the Annual General Meeting of NEPS and the members of the NEPS Network Committee, the meeting focused on revising the Rules and Regulations of the Annual General Meeting, the Full Staff Meeting, and the Network Committee of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS). Moreover, ideas of the NEPS Network to develop the National Educational Panel Study further were discussed.

Science for the welfare and benefit of people—Leibniz President visits LIfBi

2/15/2016
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Kleiner, President of the Leibniz Association since July 2014, is paying a first official and personal visit to every institute of the Leibniz Association—one after another. On Friday, February 12, he was a guest at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi). 

Announcement: 1st International NEPS User Conference

2/5/2016

On July 7/8, 2016, the 1st International NEPS User Conference will be held at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) in Bamberg.

To the conference website

After the survey is before the survey

1/25/2016
With the population survey launched, and the school survey as part of the BiLO study “Educational Landscape of Upper Franconia (Bildungslandschaft Oberfranken)” completed last fall, a total of more than 800 child-care centers and caregivers as well as local theaters in all of Upper Franconia have now been invited to participate in the BiLO study. 

Professor Corinna Kleinert gives inaugural lecture

1/14/2016
On January 13, 2016, Prof. Dr. Corinna Kleinert gave her inaugural lecture on “Education in the Life Course: Conception, Measurement, and Empirical Results” at the University of Bamberg.

NEPS painting competition was a huge success

12/21/2015
“What is the most important thing that you have learnt so far in your life?” We asked this question to all participants of the National Educational Panel Study as part of our painting competition. The winners were picked following the jury’s decision and a prize draw. The most beautiful pictures now feature in the NEPS calendar of 2016.

8th Meeting of the LIfBi Board of Trustees

11/27/2015
Chaired by Prof. Dr. Rudolf Tippelt from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, the Board of Trustees convened for its 8th meeting on November 23, 2015.

BiLO study has been launched

11/9/2015
The BiLO study “Educational Landscape of Upper Franconia (BildungsLandschaft Oberfranken)” has begun to conduct its survey of the Upper Franconian population: Over the last few days, roughly 8,000 people of different age groups living in Upper Franconia have been contacted; additionally, later this month, Upper Franconian school principals will also receive an invitation to participate. 

Guest lecture on the enrichment of survey data with GeoData

11/4/2015
Dr. Jan-Philipp Kolb, Research Assistant at GESIS–Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, delighted the audience with his guest lecture entitled “Enriching Survey Data With GeoData”, which he presented at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) on November 4, 2015. 
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