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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

Dr. Christina Haas

Educational Decisions and Processes, Migration, Returns to Education


Research interests

  • Research in Higher Education
  • Educational Inequality
  • Study Trajectories
  • Publications


    Haas, C. (2023). Book review: Brooks, R., Gupta, A., Jayadeva, A., Lainio, A. and Lazetic, P. (2022) Constructing the higher education student: Perspectives from across Europe. International Studies in Sociology of Education, 32(4), Advance online publication.
    Haas, C. (2023). Not only enrollment and retention: Comparing the study trajectories at German universities and universities of applied sciences. Studies in Higher Education, 48(9), 1468-1483.
    Haas, C. (2023). Social origin and students’ trajectory patterns at German universities: A sequence-analytical approach. Soziale Welt, 74(3), 431-465.


    Haas, C. (2022). Applying sequence analysis in higher education research: A life course perspective on study trajectories. In J. Huisman, & M. Tight (Eds.), Theory and Method in Higher Education Research (8, pp. 127-147). Emerald Publishing Limited.
    Hadjar, A., Haas, C., & Gewinner, I. (2022). Refining the Spady–Tinto approach: the roles of individual characteristics and institutional support in students’ higher education dropout intentions in Luxembourg. European Journal of Higher Education. Advance online publication.
    Sabzalieva, E., El Masri, A., Joshi, A., Laufer, M., Trilokekar, R., & Haas, C. (2022). Ideal immigrants in name only? Shifting constructions and divergent discourses on the international student-immigration policy nexus in Australia, Canada, and Germany. Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 6(2), 178-204.


    Haas, C., & Hadjar, A. (2020). Students’ trajectories through higher education: a review of quantitative research. Higher Education, 79(6), 1099-1118.


    Haas, C., & van de Werfhorst, H. (2017). Ahead of the Pack. Explaining the Unequal Distribution of Scholarships in Germany. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 38(5), 705-720.