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Overview of ongoing and completed projects at LIfBi


All publications incl. the LIfBi series "NEPS Survey Paper", "LIfBi Working Paper" and Transfer Reports

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About us

History and Purpose of LIfBi - from the Origin of the National Educational Panel to the Present Day


Overview of all employees of the institute with filter and search function

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News on research, events and developments at LIfBi incl. news archive


Conferences, events and trainings of LIfBi as well as all dates of the institute's own lecture series LIfBi Lectures


Information services, press portal and distribution list, and downloads for media professionals


All LIfBi annual reports, subscription to the newsletter as well as all transfer reports and publication series.

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Research Data Center

Information about the FDZ-LIfBi incl. contact form and registration for the newsletter "LIfBi data"

Data and Documentation

To the data of NEPS, ReGES and further studies incl. documentation and variable search

Data Access

Request for access to scientific use files incl. overview of all data use projects


Information on FDZ events, tutorials and help for handling the data incl. online forum

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LIfBi as an Employer

Flexible working and part-time models, equal opportunities and good work-life balance

Further Education, Doctorate, Networks

Offers for all qualification levels and best networking opportunities

Workplace Bamberg

Living and working in the heart of the world heritage city - central location of empirical educational research

Job Offers

All open positions in the areas of research, infrastructure and administration at a glance


Around 250 people are currently working at LIfBi in the areas of research, infrastructure and administration. Our scientific staff is international and interdisciplinary - just like our research. Diversity and equal opportunities are part of our self-image at all levels. As a family-friendly employer, LIfBi supports the compatibility of family life, care, and work.

The LIfBi as an Employer

Collective wage agreement and additional social benefits, equal opportunities and equality, offers for family-friendly work and company health management - discover what LIfBi has to offer you as an employer.

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During my time at LIfBi there was a lot of change, but also one constant: the shared passion for research that connected everyone at all times. Whether at conferences, colloquia or in the coffee kitchen. Together with the great framework conditions and data sets, this created the ideal framework for my doctorate and our project research.
Dr. Jan-David Freund
Former NEPS Stage 1
LIfBi is so much more than just educational research for me. Colleagues from various disciplines explore fundamental societal questions, but also the methodological challenges of data collection and analysis. For my own research, this exchange, together with the extensive data resources, is incredibly enriching and inspiring. A fantastic place to work!
Gundula Zoch
PostDoc at LIfBi
For me, LIfBi means passionate - interdisciplinary - progressive - colourful - international. A team that pulls together can achieve great things. I am grateful for the wonderful time I had with many great colleagues at the institute.
Dr. Christian Lorenz
Former Working Unit Early Education
Through my work at LIfBi and especially on the National Education Panel Study, I have learned what it means to collect and analyse survey data. With all the ups and downs that come with it. I got to know potentials, but also a scientific field in which there is still so incredibly much to explore. The topic of lifelong learning is essential for our social progress.
Prof. Dr. Sabine Zinn
Former Head of Working Unit Statistical Survey Methods
For me, LIfBi is more than just my employer. It accompanied me on my way to becoming an adult. My first milestone in my professional career was the varied training as an Office Management Assistant. Since then, I have been able to contribute and develop myself excellently at LIfBi and am now a Human Resource Assistant. I very much appreciate the trust placed in me and the flexibility.
Annalena Popp
Human Resource Representative

Further Education and Doctorate at LIfBi

LIfBi offers courses for all qualification levels and excellent networking opportunities.

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Bamberg as a Workplace

The UNESCO World Heritage City of Bamberg offers a rich cultural program and the highest quality of life: The old town not only attracts numerous tourists every year, it is also a good place to live and work.

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Further Information

Apprenticeship und Internship