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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

Large-Scale Projects

The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories is or was home to the following major projects:

NEPS | National Educational Panel Study

The NEPS is the largest long-term education study in Germany. We accompany more than 100,000 people on their educational paths and in the development of their competencies. We make this treasure trove of data available to educational research worldwide free of charge.

BildungswegeFlucht | Educational Trajectories of Refugee Children and Adolescents

The aim of the study "Bildungswege von geflüchteten Kindern und Jugendlichen" (Educational Pathways of Refugee Children and Adolescents) is to describe the educational trajectories of newly immigrated refugee children and adolescents with a longer-term perspective and to examine which factors promote or inhibit the integration of refugees into the German education system and the transition to the labor market. 

INSIDE | Inclusion in and after lower secondary tier in Germany

In two project phases, INSIDE provides comprehensive and robust information for the first time on the current implementation of school inclusion in lower secondary education and on the transition of students with special educational needs to upper secondary education, the vocational training system, or another life situation.

Data Literacy | Long-Term Monitoring of Digital and Data-Related Competencies of the German Population

The project takes a representative, long-term look at the digital and data-related skills of the German population and helps to understand how these skills develop. It covers the central, fundamental knowledge and skills that people need in order to be able to deal competently with digital information and data in their everyday lives. 

Completed projects

BiLO | BildungsLandschaft Oberfranken

Using Upper Franconia as an example, the BiLO project addressed the question of the interplay between education and space. The leading research question of the project was the connection between individual educational decisions and perceived educational opportunities, taking into account the social space.

ReGES | Refugees in the German Eduactional System: Längsschnittliche Studie zu Flüchtlingen in Deutschland

The strong immigration of refugees in the mid-2010s posed major integration policy challenges for the Federal Republic of Germany. The aim of the ReGES project was to collect data that could be used to describe and analyze the newly immigrated groups and their educational trajectories. In addition, the ReGES project also conducted its own research on various topics.