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).

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Further studies by LIfBi

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

Political attitudes and political participation in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic
Social Inequalities in the Educational Trajectory
Project "Feel your languages"
Students’ Self-regulated Learning at Home During Pandemic-related School Closures
Reduction of Educational Barriers
Effects of the Corona Pandemic on Job-related Learning in Adult Life
Conceptual Replications - Guidelines for Implementation and Factors Influencing Replicability Across Different Fields in Psychology (ConRep)
Data Literacy
Educational Trajectories of Refugee Children and Adolescents
Leibniz Center of Excellence for for Early Childhood Education
Participation in KonsortSWD
Scientific Monitoring of Housing Policy in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania 2020-2030
Digital Formative Assessment (DiFA)
Finding Comprimises and its Consequenses – Path Dependencies between Occupational Choices, Educational Decicions and Educational Transitions
Bremen Initiative on Early Childhood Development (BRISE)
Education in Germany – National Report on Education
Inclusive Education in Lower Secondary Schools in Germany
Panel of Teacher Education Students

Completed Projects

Study Enrolment of High School Graduates with a Migration Background
Domain Data Protocols for Empirical Educational Research
MultiTex Transfer
Refugees in the German Educational System
Social InEquality and its Effects on Child Development
Life-Course Dynamics of Educational Tracking (LIFETRACK)
Collecting additional panel data on former special education students in the context of the National Educational Panel Study
Aiming High
Identifying risk and protective factors for the development of low literacy and numeracy among German adults (GeLiNu)
Educational Landscape of Upper Franconia
Profiles of Competence Development in Secondary School
Social Capital in the Transition to Vocational Education and at Labor Market Entry
School routes and their importance for school achievements (SBS)
REAching young adults with low ACHievement in literacy“ (REACH)
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: