YEAR 2019

LIfBi lectures: Surveys using apps can sustainably enrich panel studies


The Institute for Employment Research (IAB) has been conducting the panel "Labour Market and Social Security" (PASS) for more than ten years. One of the central problems of long-term surveys, however, is the ability to instantaneously record events that occur between individual time points of the survey. In order to remedy this weakness, but also to obtain very specific data on smartphone use, the IAB has developed an Android application as part of a feasibility study for PASS.

NEPS data used by over 2,000 researchers worldwide


The number of scientists registered for using data from the National Education Panel (NEPS) has exceeded the threshold of 2,000 users in January 2019.

LIfBi lectures: The impact of intelligence on academic learning


It is a scientifically proven fact that intelligence simplifies and accelerates all types of learning. Only gradually have scientists come to understand that intelligence is not only characteristic of individual cognitive abilities but has to be seen much more within the context of the respective environmental and cultural background. But what are the differences in the quality of the learning paths of more or less intelligent students? Prof. Dr. Elsbeth Stern, ETH Zurich, presented data in her lecture at the LIfBi on February 5th that provide information on the effects of intelligence on the use of learning opportunities.

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Overview of LIfBi lectures 2019

Prof. Dr. Elsbeth Stern gives insights into her research on the impact of intelligence on academic learning.

ReGES: First survey results are available


In November 2018, the research team published first results of the study "ReGES–Refugees in the German Educational System" on the integration of refugees in Germany.

Cordula Artelt is the new Director of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories


Prof. Dr. Cordula Artelt has taken over with immediate effect the leadership of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) in Bamberg and thus also of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS). The certified psychologist is Chair of the Department of Educational Research at the University of Bamberg and has been Head of Department 1 “Competencies, Personality, Learning Environments” since April 2017.

Prof. Dr. Cordula Artelt, Director LIfBi (Image: RatSWD / David Ausserhofer)

LIfBi lectures: Educational trajectories in Germany over the last 100 years


NEPS data are becoming more and more valuable every year—Professor Karl Ulrich Mayer came to this conclusion as part of the LIfBi lectures series. In his talk on March 19, 2019 in Bamberg, the former President of the Leibniz Association demonstrated the connection between modernity and the increase in higher education. He showed who has benefitted from this trend over the last 100 years and what potential lies in longitudinal data.

In his lecture, Karl Ulrich Mayer explained the great potential of NEPS data.

ReGES presenting at BMBF Educational Research Conference 2019 “Educational worlds of the future”


The 2019 Educational Research Conference “Educational worlds of the future” took place in Berlin from March 12 to 13. On this occasion, questions that are relevant to society were extensively discussed among representatives of various institutions from the education sector, while projects funded by the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) had the chance to present their work to a broad audience.

Dr. Jutta von Maurice, Dr. Dominik Weigand, and Dr. Gisela Will (from left to right) at the BMBF Educational Research Conference 2019

LIfBi lectures: Cognitive and socio-emotional skills as predictors of key life outcomes


Success in education and work, health and recognition—people need socio-economic skills besides cognitive skills to achieve key life outcomes such as these. Prof. Dr. Martin Brunner, University of Potsdam, gives an insight into empirical data and potential mechanisms that can explain how competencies are related to these outcomes.

Prof. Dr. Martin Brunner shows results of the Luxembourg MAGRIP study.

Calls for Papers for the 4th International NEPS Conference and the Conference "Education and Space" in fall 2019


The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) organizes two related conferences: On 6 November 2019, the conference "Education and Space" will discuss current quantitative-empirical analyses in educational research on spatial questions. This will be followed by the 4th International NEPS Conference on 7 and 8 November 2019 with empirical contributions from all areas of educational research and a special focus on internationally comparative approaches.

Colloquium of the third funding phase of the DFG Priority Programme 1646 offers research projects a platform to exchange


The Priority Programme 1646 “Education as a Lifelong Process. Analyzing Data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS)” of the German Research Foundation (DFG) is now in its third funding phase. As part of the event on February 14 and 15 at the LIfBi, the research projects presented their current work in 16 presentations and exchanged their results and methodological challenges.

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