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LIfBi thanks two distinguished experts in inequality research, Professor Erikson and Professor Müller

On September 27 and 28, 2017, the 4th Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) was held in Bamberg.

Chaired by Professor Robert Erikson from the University of Stockholm, the 4th Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) included discussions with the LIfBi Board of Directors, Department Heads, and the representative of the NEPS Network Committee.

During the open session of the Board Meeting the diversity of current research using NEPS data that is carried out at the Institute was emphasized: The three scientific papers were presented by researchers in different stages of their qualification and their topics ranged from gender difference regarding self-evaluation in competence tests across an analysis of the gender pay gap to alternative pathways in secondary education. As part of the regular measure of scientific quality assurance, the Board then carried out an audit of LIfBi Department 3 “Research Data Center, Method Development”.

Finally, Professor Sandra Buchholz, Director of LIfBi, honored the two outgoing Board members Professor Robert Erikson and Professor Walter Müller, who had played a crucial part in the scientific monitoring of the project’s progress ever since the beginning of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) and eventually also helped set up the new Institute. To thank them for their long-standing support throughout the years they received a picture from the NEPS Drawing Contest 2015.

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