Welcome to the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories

The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories specifically carries out the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS).


National Educational Panel StudyEducational Trajectories in Germany


"Bildungsverläufe in Deutschland" (Educational Trajectories in Germany), the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS), is carried out by LIfBi as of January 1, 2014. On the following pages you will find more information aimed at the scientific community and at our study participants. Please follow the links below to find out more about NEPS.

  • Information for the scientific community.

  • Information for study participants (German only).

Further studies by LIfBi

The following studies are also situated at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (listed by date of project launch):


Social Inequality and its Effects on Child Development (SEED)
Aiming High
Life-Course Dynamics of Educational Tracking (LIFETRACK)
Risk and protective factors for the development of low literacy and numeracy among German adults (GeLiNu)
EarlyEd – Early Childhood Education
Educational aspirations of immigrants and their descendants across the educational career
Bremen Initiative to Foster Early Childhood Development (BRISE)
National Report on Education
Inclusive Education in Lower Secondary Schools in Germany
REAching young adults with low ACHievement in literacy“ (REACH)
Refugees in the German Educational System
Returns to Education Over The Life Course: Well-Being, Social Capital and Participation in Adult Age
Multiple Documents Literacy (MultiTex)
Collecting additional panel data on former students with special educational needs of NEPS Starting Cohort 4–Grade 9
Occupational Sex Segregation and its Consequences for the (Re-)Production of Gender Inequalities in the German Labor Market
Panel of Teacher Education Students
Educational Landscape of Upper Franconia


Completed Projects

Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies – Longitudinal (PIAAC-L)


The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) at the University of Bamberg aims to promote longitudinal studies in educational research in Germany. LIfBi thus provides fundamental, transregional, and internationally significant, research-based infrastructure for empirical educational research at its location in Bamberg.

People at LIfBi

The following persons are on the LIfBi Board of Directors: