Microcosm school: What influences the emergence and elimination of ethnic boundaries?


Under the title "Ethnic Boundary Making in School Networks", Dr. Hanno Kruse, Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology (ISS) at the University of Cologne, presented his current research program on November 15, 2018.

Dr. Hanno Kruse presented his current research project at LIfBi.

Study based on NEPS adult cohort: employees at retirement age only partly work for the sake of money


In their study, Prof. Dr. Silke Anger, Annette Trahms, and Dr. Christian Westermeier (Institute for Employment Research, IAB, Nuremberg) examined individual characteristics and motives of people who are employed or wish to be employed during retirement. The report uses representative data from the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) Starting Cohort 6–Adults.

On the relationship between life course and agency


Prof. Dr. Marlis Buchmann, Institute of Sociology at the University of Zurich, introduced her research program as part of the Fall School of the Priority Programme 1646, which was held at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).

Prof. Dr. Marlis Buchmann gave a presentation on the relationship between life course and agency at the Fall School of the Priority Programme 1646.

Program of the 3rd NEPS Conference online


The program of the 3rd International NEPS Conference on November 22 ̶ 23, 2018, at LIfBi is now available online on the conference website (subject to change).

In mourning for Prof. Dr. Susanne Rässler


The LIfBi mourns the death of Professor Dr. Susanne Rässler who passed away unexpectedly on August 29, 2018, at the age of 55. The Institute has lost a passionate and exceptional academic who was much loved and respected by all.

LIfBi Department Head Prof. Dr. Corinna Kleinert appointed to editorial board of journal “Soziale Welt”


The Head of Department 2 “Educational Decisions and Processes, Migration, Returns to Education” of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories, Prof. Dr. Corinna Kleinert, has been appointed to the editorial board of the prestigious sociological academic journal “Soziale Welt” as part of its relaunch this spring.

First “Research in Germany” attendance at ISA World Congress of Sociology


From July 15 until July 21, 2018, the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) together with several research institutes, six panel studies, as well as the German Data Forum (RatSWD) made a joint appearance under the umbrella “Research in Germany” at the World Congress of the International Sociological Association (ISA). This label has been used by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) since 2006 to finance the presentation of top-level research from Germany at international conferences. Together with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Research Foundation (DFG) organized the participation at the conference this time.

Successful cooperation of panel studies in the social sciences and research institutions from the field of refugee and migration studies, and German research funding organizations at the information booth of “Research in Germany”. (© DFG)

Registration for the 3rd International NEPS Conference now open


The registration form for this year's international NEPS Conference is now online. Interested researchers are welcome to register there for free participation in the conference.

Newsletter "LIfBi data No. 3" released


From now on, the Research Data Center at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (RDC LIfBi) informs in the semi-annual newsletter "LIfBi data" on current and upcoming data releases, user trainings and other events, new features in data and documentation offerings, as well as on relevant services and publications.

Successful completion of vocational training at LIfBi


On July 5, 2018, the LIfBi released the last of its four and highly enthusiastic apprentices into the working world: Three graduates are beginning to work at the LIfBi as qualified specialists supporting research, while another graduate will start working at the University of Bamberg.

Graduation celebration:
From left to right, first row: Verena Distler (specialized instructor), Annalena Popp, Maximilian Anton, Pia Bechtloff.
From left to right, second row: Ilona Kellermann (VET coordinator), Christopher Ulbrich (specialized trainer), Markus Roppelt (apprentice 2017-2020), Daniel Bela (specialized trainer), Dr. Lydia Kleiner (specialized trainer).

ReGES taking part in European Conference for Migration and Integration (IMISCOE)


Jörg Welker attended the 15th annual IMISCOE conference (International Migration, Integration, and Social Cohesion), which took place from July 2-4, 2018, in Barcelona, with a contribution from the study “Refugees in the German Educational System” (ReGES).

Prof. David Kaplan, Ph.D., discusses Bayesian approaches of statistical model evaluation


As part of LIfBilectures, Professor David Kaplan, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, discussed ways of how to evaluate statistical modelling through predictions with Bayesian approaches in his talk “New Developments in Bayesian Model Averaging”.

Professor Kaplan gives LIfBi staff an insight into his research.

ReGES: First surveys in families completed


After the field start in December 2017, the first wave of interviews of refugee families as part of the study “Refugees in the German Educational System” (ReGES) ended in July 2018 in selected communities in Bavaria, Hamburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, and Saxony.

Initiative “Research in Germany” attending World Congress of the International Sociological Association (ISA) for the first time


Under the umbrella of “Research in Germany”, the German Research Foundation (DFG) is organizing a joint appearance of various participants of the German research landscape at this years’ ISA World Congress in Toronto, Canada, taking place from July 15 to 21, 2018: funding organizations, six panel studies—among them the National Education Panel Study (NEPS)—, the German Data Forum (RatSWD), as well as numerous researchers and initiatives from different German research institutes.

2nd International Meeting of the SEED-Project in Bamberg


On 28th and 29th June 2018, the 2nd international meeting of the project „Social InEquality and its Effects on child Development: A study of birth cohorts in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands“ (SEED) took place at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).

Report “Education in Germany 2018” published


The current report “Education in Germany 2018” was published today on June 22, 2018, and presented to the public by the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (KMK) in Berlin (link to report in German).

Educational Research from an interdisciplinary perspective: LIfBi hosts this year’s CIDER workshop


This year’s workshop of the College for Interdisciplinary Educational Research (CIDER) took place from June 4 to 6 at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).

New data offering NEPS-SC6-ADIAB available: Linking survey data from the Starting Cohort Adults with administrative data from the IAB


With the enrichment of the survey and competence data of the NEPS adult cohort with administrative data from the so-called Integrated Employment Biographies of the IAB, a new and innovative data product for scientific analyses is now available to interested researchers.

Dr. Marko Neumann provides glimpse into the “BERLIN-Study”


As part of the LIfBilectures, Dr. Marko Neumann from the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) Frankfurt/Berlin presented the “BERLIN-Study”. This multicohort longitudinal study, investigates the structural reform of Berlin’s secondary school system carried out since 2010/11.

What defines good quality in day care?


As part of LIfBilectures, Prof. Dr. Yvonne Anders from Freie Universität Berlin held a presentation on May 15, 2018, about how the pedagogical quality in day care can be adequately measured.

Prof. Dr. Sabine Weinert (right) welcomes Prof. Dr. Yvonnes Anders to LIfBi.
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