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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

Networks and Partners

LIfBi's research integrates theoretical and methodological approaches from different scientific disciplines. Therefore, the institute maintains various interdisciplinary cooperations. This includes the integration into the Leibniz Association as well as a close connection with the Otto Friedrich University of Bamberg. In addition to contacts with other research associations and institutions, LIfBi also maintains close relationships with personalities in educational research and awards them the honorary title LIfBi Research Affiliates.


LIfBi works with numerous cooperation partners, within the Leibniz Association and outside, especially in the context of conducting the largest long-term education study in Germany, the National Educational  Panel Study (NEPS).

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LIfBi Research Affiliates

Since July 2019, the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories has been awarding the honorary status of LIfBi Research Affiliate to outstanding cooperation partners for their services to research at LIfBi. 

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Guest Scientists

Numerous guest lectures and stays at LIfBi take place within the framework of cooperations, especially with the University of Bamberg and the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS). 

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International networking, consultation, and cooperation are important features of the work at LIfBi and shape the institute’s self-perception and strategic alignment. Internationalization is thereby perceived as a cross-cutting topic which aims particularly at strengthening international visibility and networking. 

To this end a set of various measures has been established, e.g. increasing international advertisements of vacancies, awarding internationally renowned researchers the title of LIfBi Research Affiliate, guest stays of international researchers following a LIfBi Lecture, and extended research stays within the institute’s own Visiting Fellowship Program. The program currently being finalized encompasses a LIfBi Research Stay and a Visiting LIfBi Fellowship.

While varying in duration and scope, both program sections cover central areas of internationalization: strengthening international networks, mutual exchange and consultation on joint international projects and publications, intensifying research and visibility on an international stage, as well as receiving and setting impulses for the further development of the institute’s research, infrastructure, and transfer activities in international comparison.