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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

Further Education, Doctorate, Networks

We see further education as lifelong learning for all employees. We focus not only on work skills, but also on social and personal competencies.

The staff unit "Promoting Junior Researchers and Further Education" continuously organizes offers for scientific qualification and continuing education and is the contact point for specific qualification and consulting offers for doctoral students and postdocs. In addition, the staff unit also keeps an eye on all other employee groups at LIfBi and develops qualification offers for the entire institute on the basis of needs surveys in coordination with the institute's management. The offers are made in cooperation with the Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg and the Leibniz Association and are continuously coordinated with the cooperation partners. In addition, centrally organized further education offers of the Leibniz Association are available to all employees as self-learning units at any time.

LIfBi Lectures Series, Colloquia and Research Seminars

At LIfBi there is a centrally organized lecture series "LIfBi Lectures". This forms an open scientific dialog platform across disciplinary boundaries and institute departments. The lecture series gives young scientists in particular the opportunity to network with international guest researchers and engage in interdisciplinary dialogue in various formats around the lectures.

In addition, the scientific departments organize colloquia or research seminars during the semester, which are open to all employees.

Use of the University Library

Last but not least, our employees can use the entire range of services offered by the university libraries of the Otto Friedrich University, including the Bavarian State Library located in Bamberg, with a free library card.

Guest stays and LIfBi Lectures Series

Services for LIfBi employees

Futher Ecucation Offers

The internal seminars offered by the unit Promoting Junior Researchers and Further Education for the LIfBi staff cover a wide range of topics for all career levels.

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Lunchtime Talks

In cooperation with the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences, LIfBi regularly offers lectures on career-related topics.


Consultation hours & Colloquia

LIfBi's departments and working areas offer regular seminars and consultation hours for internal junior researchers. 


Promotion of young researchers at the LIfBi

The Institute offers doctoral programs in various disciplines, especially in the fields of empirical educational research, psychology, educational science and sociology. In addition to the professional supervision, which is also (but not exclusively) provided by the professors working at the Institute, the LIfBi offers extensive opportunities for the promotion of young researchers, opportunities to participate in conferences and continuing education programs, as well as financial support for stays abroad. The 65% doctoral positions financed through the core budget follow a two-phase model (3 + 2 years).

A doctoral student representation elected by all doctoral students provides support and networking for young researchers in this special career phase. The elected postdoc representation advocates for the concerns and interests of all doctoral employees at the institute, regardless of their current position and plans for their further career.


Good networking opportunities for young scientists

Young scientists at the Institute benefit from the various networks for young scientists as well as from other offers of the Leibniz Association and the University of Bamberg, and also actively contribute here themselves


Education Site Bamberg

Bamberg offers a wide range of education and research. In addition to our Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories, the Otto Friedrich University and the State Institute for Family Research, there are numerous technical (high) schools, secondary and vocational schools as well as adult education institutions with a variety of focuses for personal and professional development.

Early education and childcare is provided in the city and district of Bamberg in numerous crèches, kindergartens, large care centers and after-school care centers. Educational opportunities for the whole family are also offered by social institutions, district centers and clubs.