Welcome to the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories

The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories specifically carries out the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS).


National Educational Panel StudyEducational Trajectories in Germany


"Bildungsverläufe in Deutschland" (Educational Trajectories in Germany), the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS), is carried out by LIfBi as of January 1, 2014. On the following pages you will find more information aimed at the scientific community and at our study participants. Please follow the links below to find out more about NEPS.

  • Information for the scientific community.

  • Information for study participants (German only).

Further studies by LIfBi

The following studies are also situated at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (listed by date of project launch):

MultiTex Transfer
Digital Formative Assessment (DiFA)
Domain Data Protocols for Empirical Educational Research
Social Capital in the Transition to Vocational Education and at Labor Market Entry
Finding Comprimises and its Consequenses – Path Dependencies between Occupational Choices, Educational Decicions and Educational Transitions
Profiles of Competence Development in Secondary School
School routes and their importance for school achievements (SBS)
Social InEquality and its Effects on Child Development
Aiming High
Life-Course Dynamics of Educational Tracking (LIFETRACK)
Identifying risk and protective factors for the development of low literacy and numeracy among German adults (GeLiNu)
Bremen Initiative on Early Childhood Development (BRISE)
Education in Germany – National Report on Education
Inclusive Education in Lower Secondary Schools in Germany
Refugees in the German Educational System
Collecting additional panel data on former special education students in the context of the National Educational Panel Study
Panel of Teacher Education Students
Educational Landscape of Upper Franconia

Completed Projects

School routes and their importance for school achievements (SBS)
REAching young adults with low ACHievement in literacy“ (REACH)
Leibniz Center of Early Childhood Education
Does Early Childhood Education in India Provide Any Dividend to the Children? (ECE India)
Educational aspirations of immigrants and their descendants across the educational career
Multiple Documents Literacy (MultiTex)
Returns to Education Over The Life Course: Well-Being, Social Capital and Participation in Adult Age
Occupational Sex Segregation and its Consequences for the (Re-)Production of Gender Inequalities in the German Labor Market
Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies – Longitudinal (PIAAC-L)


The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) at the University of Bamberg aims to promote longitudinal studies in educational research in Germany. LIfBi thus provides fundamental, transregional, and internationally significant, research-based infrastructure for empirical educational research at its location in Bamberg.

People at LIfBi

The following persons are on the LIfBi Board of Directors: