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News archive 2012

Evaluation of the NEPS by the German Council of Science and Humanities

12/18/2012
On December 13 and 14, a working group from the German Council of Science and Humanities consisting of top-class international scientists as well as representatives of the German state and the Länder came to evaluate the National Educational Panel Study at the central coordinating office in Bamberg.
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Medal of Honor of Upper Franconia awarded to Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Blossfeld

12/17/2012

The President of the Regional Authority Council (Bezirkstag) of Upper Franconia, Dr. Günther Denzler, has awarded Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Peter Blossfeld with the Silver Medal of Honor of Upper Franconia for his achievements in strengthening the region as a center of scientific research.

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From left: Wolfgang Hoderlein, President of the Regional Government of Upper Franconia and Chairman of the Oberfrankenstiftung (Upper Franconian Foundation) Wilhelm Wenning, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Erika Blossfeld, Dr. Günther Denzler, Andreas Starke, Green-Party Councilor and Member of Regional Authority Council Ulrike Heucken, and in the mirror: Eckhard Wiltsch, Executive Director of the Oberfrankenstiftung.

NEPS is associated partner of the Leibniz Research Association “Educational Potentials”

12/14/2012
By the end of 2012, the National Educational Panel Study has been incorporated as an associated partner of the Leibniz Research Association “Educational Potentials”.
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NEPS at the Bavarian Congress for Vocational Education and Training in Nuremberg

12/13/2012

The NEPS ensures acceptance in conversation with teachers and students of stage 5 “From Upper Secondary School to Higher Education, Vocational Training, or the Labor Market” and 6 “From Vocational Training to the Labor Market”.

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NEPS Data Center accredited by German Data Forum (RatSWD)

12/10/2012
On November 8, 2012, the German Data Forum (RatSWD) took the decision to induct the Data Center of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) into the group of accredited research data centers.
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Workshop by Tenko Raykov on the subject of index formation

11/30/2012

In a 2-day workshop on the subject of index formation held on November 27 and 28, 2012, Tenko Raykov of the Michigan State University (USA) presented procedures of factor analysis for the process of dimension reduction. Example analyses in Mplus and additionally in R were conducted and analyzed in detail. In this way, the workshop also contained an introduction into the statistics software Mplus.

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Guest stay of Dr. Jenny Chesters

11/27/2012

From November 12 to 24, Dr. Jenny Chesters from the Faculty of Education at the University of Canberra was a guest of the NEPS in Bamberg. Throughout her stay, she was in close contact with the NEPS team. Over a series of meetings, Dr. Jenny Chesters exchanged views with the NEPS staff regarding the structure and contents of the stages and pillars. In addition, she was given an introduction to the structure of NEPS data.

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NEPS at the Educational Congress of the German Association of Cities in Munich

11/13/2012
The National Educational Panel Study presented itself to municipal decision makers at the Educational Congress of the German Association of Cities as a scientifically grounded database for political decision making in the future.
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The picture shows PI Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Roßbach in conversation with Klaus Hebborn, Member of the German Association of Cities (Department of Education, Culture, Sports and Equality), together with Manfred Egner of NEPS.

First-wave data of NEPS Starting Cohort 4 ”9th Grade” and of the additional study Thuringia now available

11/6/2012
The data of the first wave of starting cohort 4 ”9th Grade” and of the additional study Thuringia are now available in version 1.0.0 (doi:10.5157/NEPS:SC4:1.0.0, (doi:10.5157/NEPS:TH:1.0.0).
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NEPS at the international EUCCONET & SLLS Conference 2012

11/5/2012
The National Educational Panel Study took part in a conference jointly hosted by EUCCONET and SLLS in Paris from October 29 to 31. Led by Dr. Jutta von Maurice, NEPS hosted its own symposium named “Design and first results of the German National Educational Panel Study”.
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Representatives of Australian longitudinal study “Growing Up in Australia” visit NEPS

10/29/2012
Joanne Corey and Michelle Marquardt from the Australian longitudinal study “Growing Up in Australia – The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children” visited the National Educational Panel Study in Bamberg from October 23 to 26.
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“Bamberg is the Center of Educational Research in Germany“

10/24/2012
On October 22, representatives of all factions of Bamberg City Council visited the National Educational Panel Study in Bamberg. On-site at the Wilhelmspost, Council Members gained an insight into the work and premises of the project. This visit emphasized not only the high-ranking position of this exceptional scientific project but also the political and economic relevance of NEPS for the City of Bamberg, the University, and the whole region of Upper Franconia.
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In the photo (from left to right): Andreas Starke, Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Roßbach und Prof. Dr. Godehard Ruppert

NEPS at the 4th meeting of principals at elementary and lower secondary schools (Mittel- and Hauptschule)

10/23/2012
On October 19, 2012, a meeting of principals at elementary and lower secondary schools (Mittel- and Hauptschule) from all over Bavaria took place in the local Academy of Continuing Education for Teachers and Human Resource Management in Dillingen on the Danube.
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2nd meeting of Coordinating Offices in the Framework Programme for the Promotion of Empirical Educational Research by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

10/22/2012
On October 18 and 19, project-funding body, the German Aerospace Center, invited its guests to Bonn to attend the second meeting of Coordinating Offices in the Framework Programme for the Promotion of Empirical Educational Research by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
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NEPS visit at the Institute of Education (IBE) in Warsaw, Poland, as first step to closer cooperation

10/19/2012
On October 15 and 16, NEPS was a guest at the Polish Institute for Education (IBE) in Warsaw. Besides presentations by colleagues from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, USA, Michaela Sixt presented a general overview on the background, the framework, and the multicohort sequence design of NEPS as part of the Institute's colloquium.
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2nd meeting and international symposium of the Coordinating Office for the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for the research priority domain "School-Related Developmental Disorders"

10/15/2012
From October 10 to 12, the Coordinating Office for the research priority “School-Related Developmental Disorders” (ESF) of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) hosted its annual meeting and international symposium in Bad Salzschlirf.
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Change of leadership in Stage 3

10/9/2012
On October 1, Prof. Dr. Ilona Relikowski took over the Department of Sociology, With a Special Focus on Educational Inequality in the Life Course of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics, and Business Administration at the University of Bamberg.
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NEPS attends GSA Conference

10/8/2012

Staff members of the NEPS presented the project and some first results with NEPS data at the 36th conference of the German Sociological Association (GSA), which took place in Bochum and Dortmund from October 1 to 5.

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NEPS arranges satellite symposium at KogWis 2012

10/5/2012
The National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) arranged a satellite symposium with presentations on the composition, function, and measurement of competencies as part of the 11th Biannual Conference of the German Cognitive Science Society 2012 (KogWis) held at the University in Bamberg from September 30 to October 3rd, 2012. “From Cognitive Models to Cognitive Assistance“ was the theme of this year’s conference which attracted many scientists from diverse research fields, such as psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, and computer science, who met to present and discuss their work and be inspired by other projects.
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In the photo (from left to right): Dr. Jutta von Maurice, Dr. Marion Händel, Prof. Dr. Cordula Artelt, Stefan Zimmermann, Dr. Anna Südkamp, Prof. Dr. Elsbeth Stern

First-wave data of NEPS Starting Cohort 3 ”5th Grade” now available

10/1/2012

The data of the first wave of starting cohort 3 ”5th Grade” are now available in Version 1.0.0 (doi:10.5157/NEPS:SC3:1.0.0).

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NEPS participates in the Congress of the German Psychological Society 2012

9/27/2012
The National Educational Panel Study visited the 48th Congress of the German Psychological Society (DGPs) in Bielefeld, Germany, from September 23 to 27. About 2,500 international researchers from different fields took part in the congress under the motto "Fascination Research".
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In the photo (from left to right): Kerstin Haberkorn, Dietmar Angerer, Dr. Thomas Bäumer, Dr. Jutta von Maurice

Release of scientific use data from NEPS Starting Cohort 2 ”Kindergarten”

9/21/2012
The data of the first wave of starting cohort 2 ”Kindergarten” are now available in Version 1.0.0 (doi:10.5157/NEPS:SC2:1.0.0).
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Guest lectures by Prof. Dr. Jutta Heckhausen as part of a guest stay at the NEPS

9/13/2012
As part of a two-week guest stay at the NEPS, Prof. Dr. Jutta Heckhausen from the University of California, Irvine, gave two lectures in which she not only introduced life-course-oriented motivational theory, but also connected this in a systematic way with the analysis potential of NEPS data.
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In the photo (from left to right): Dr. Michael Bayer, Prof. Dr. Jutta Heckhausen

NEPS makes appearance at ASA 2012 in Denver, Colorado

8/27/2012
The annual meeting of the American Sociological Association took place under the slogan “Real Utopias – Emancipatory Projects, Institutional Designs, Possible Futures” from August 17-20, 2012, in the Convention Center Denver, Colorado. There, NEPS appeared together with other longitudinal studies from Germany as part of the BMBF-Initiative “Research in Germany”.
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In the photo (from left to right): MA Denis Huschka, Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Roßbach, Dr. Jutta von Maurice, Dr. Martina Brand, Prof. Dr. Johannes Huinink, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Nauck, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schupp, Dr. Eckard Kämper.

NEPS at the ICP 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa

8/3/2012
From July 22-27, the NEPS presented itself at the 30th International Congress of Psychology in Cape Town, South Africa, together with other German longitudinal studies as part of the framework initiative ”Research in Germany“ by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
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In the photo (from left to right): Prof. Dr. Bernhard Nauck, Dr. Oliver Arránz Becker, Dr. Jutta von Maurice, Dr. Thomas Bäumer, Dr. Anne Brüggemann, Prof. Dr. Gert G. Wagner, Dr. Frederic Malter, Prof. Dr. Armin Günther, Dr. David Richter

From Bamberg to Florence

8/1/2012
On June 18, 2012, Managing Director and Principal Investigator of the NEPS, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Peter Blossfeld, said goodbye to Bamberg’s NEPS team and to his colleagues from Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg at a ceremonial occasion. He introduced Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Roßbach as his successor.
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Guest lectures by two highly acclaimed researchers from the field of vocational education

7/18/2012

Prof. Francis Green: "The Dispersion of Job Quality in Europe: Results from the European Working Conditions Survey" and

Prof. Linda Clarke: "Knowledge, Skills, and Competences in the European Labor Market: The EQF and Bricklaying Qualifications"

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In the photo (from left to right): Prof. Linda Clarke, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Prof. Francis Green

Guest lecture by Prof. Vallet on the Effectively Maintained Inequality Hypothesis

7/10/2012

On July 10, 2012, Louis-André Vallet, Research Professor in the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), one of the leading French educational researchers and member of the NEPS Scientific Board, gave a lecture on the Effectively Maintained Inequality Hypothesis (Lucas, 2001).

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In the photo (from left to right): S. Zdrojewski, N. Skopek, Dr. M. Sixt, Dr. J. von Maurice, Prof. L.-A. Vallet, Prof. H.-P. Blossfeld

Thomas Silberhorn, MdB, learns about the current state of the project

7/9/2012

On July 5, member of the German parliament Thomas Silberhorn visited the National Educational Panel Study at the invitation of the Managing Project Director and Principal Investigator Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Peter Blossfeld to gather information about the current state of the project on-site in Bamberg.

 

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In the photo (from left to right): Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Roßbach, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Peter Blossfeld, MdB Thomas Silberhorn

Guest lecture by Prof. Sylva on the project "Effective Provision of Preschool Education"

7/3/2012

Prof. Kathy Sylva is Professor of Educational Psychology in the special field of pedagogics at Oxford University and member of the NEPS Scientific Board. As part of of the 4th meeting of the Scientific Board, she visited the National Educational Panel Study from June 28 to July 2 and gave a lecture entitled “The Effects of Preschool Quality on Children’s Developmental Outcomes at Ages 11 and 14”.

 

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In the photo (from left to right): Prof. Hans-Günther Roßbach, Prof. Kathy Sylva, Prof. Sabine Weinert, Dr. Jutta von Maurice

4th meeting of the NEPS Scientific Board a huge success

7/2/2012
On June 28 and 29, 2012, the annual meeting of the INBIL Board of Trustees and the Scientific Board of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) took place in Bamberg.
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In the photo (from left to right): Dr. Stefan Koch (DFG), Prof. Peter Tymms, Dr. Gesa Münchhausen (BMBF), Prof. Peter Elias, Prof. Walter Müller, Prof. Bernd Fitzenberger, Dr. Jutta von Maurice, Prof. Robert Erikson, Prof. Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Prof. Kathy Sylva, Prof. Hans-Günther Roßbach, Dr. Bernd Schaal (KMK), Prof. Louis-André Vallet.

Guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Marlis Buchmann

6/27/2012
On June 26, 2012, sociologist Prof. Dr. Marlis Buchmann from the Institute of Sociology at the University of Zurich, who has been the director of the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development since 2004, gave a guest lecture concerning “Socialization Contexts, Early Life-Course Transitions, and Competence Development”.
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Prof. Dr. Marlis Buchmann and Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Peter Blossfeld

President of GESIS visited NEPS

6/23/2012
On June 21, 2012, NEPS was pleased to welcome its guest, Prof. Dr. York Sure-Vetter, in Bamberg. Since 2009, Prof. Dr. York Sure-Vetter, who also holds a professorship for applied informatics in Coblenz, has been president of GESIS, a central Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Germany. With its research-based range of services and products, GESIS covers the full breadth of the research process in empirical social research.
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Annual Meeting of the NEPS Scientific Board and the INBIL Board of Trustees

6/22/2012
From June 28 to 29, 2012, the 4th meeting of the INBIL (Institute for Longitudinal Educational Research Bamberg) Board of Trustees and the NEPS Scientific Board will take place in Bamberg.
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State Secretary Melanie Huml visited NEPS

6/19/2012
The Bavarian State Secretary for Environment and Health and Member of the Landtag, Melanie Huml, visited the National Educational Panel Study in Bamberg at the invitation of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Managing Project Director and Principal Investigator of NEPS.
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BAGSS successful in the second phase of the German Excellence Initiative

6/15/2012
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Guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Dario Spini “Vulnerability Across the Life Course: The Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES”

6/13/2012
In his guest lecture, Prof. Dr. Dario Spini, Director of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) LIVES at Lausanne University introduced the research priority on “Overcoming Vulnerability Across the Life Course”, which currently consists of 14 projects with about 130 scientists at 11 institutions.
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In the photo (from left to right): Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Prof. Dr. Dario Spini

Pupils with special educational needs in nationwide program for student assessment

6/8/2012
On June 5, 2012, representatives of the PISA study, the Institute for Quality Development in the Educational System (IQB), the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) and the National Educational Panel Study met in order to discuss the challenges regarding studies concerning student assessments for pupils with special educational needs (SEN).
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In the picture (from left to right):
Lena Nusser, Christine Sälzer, Anna Kroth, Markus Messingschlager, Cornelia Gresch, Jana Heydrich, Katharina Müller, Jonna Blanck und Torsten Dietze.

Guest lecture by Dr. Silke Schneider “Measurement and Harmonization of Educational Attainment Using the International Standard Classification of Education”

6/4/2012
On June 1, 2012, Dr. Silke Schneider, research associate at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and professional expert in the field of educational classification, gave a guest lecture on the subject of “Measurement and Harmonization of Educational Attainment Using the International Standard Classification of Education“.
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In the photo (from left to right): Manuel Munz, Dr. Jutta von Maurice, Dr. Silke Schneider, Dr. Jan Skopek

Lecture series by Tenko Raykov on the subject of structural equation models attracts wide interest

5/25/2012
In a four-part workshop, interested scientists received an introduction into the usage of structural equation models with the software Stata by Tenko Raykov (Michigan State University).
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DFG Funding Atlas: The University of Bamberg reaps highest funding sum nationwide with NEPS in the field of “Innovations in Education”

5/24/2012

The Funding Atlas of the DFG (German Research Foundation) has confirmed an exceptionally positive balance of third-party funds at the University of Bamberg. In the area of project funding in research and development, the University of Bamberg and the NEPS rank first in Germany. Within the scope of DFG-grants focusing on the humanities and social sciences, the University ranks second in Bavaria.

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Brain Mechanisms of Learning and Memory

5/17/2012
During his visit to the NEPS in Bamberg on May 15, 2012, Prof. Dr. Henning Scheich from  the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology in Magdeburg delivered a guest lecture about “Brain Mechanisms of Learning and Education”, which gave the audience some understanding of brain research. Among the topics featured in his presentation were the processing of acoustic information and speech, the alteration of neural cells and synapses and learning processes.
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In the photo (from left to right): Prof. Dr. h.c. Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Dr. Jutta von Maurice, Prof. Dr. Henning Scheich

Prof. Dr. (emer.) Klaus-Jürgen Tillmann, University of Bielefeld: ”The German Federal States and Their Educational Systems – Structural Variants and Individual Use“

5/15/2012
On May 14, 2012, the NEPS was delighted to welcome Prof. Dr. (emer.) Klaus-Jürgen Tillman of the University of Bielefeld. In an interesting lecture, Mr. Tillman spoke about the structural variants of the German public school system, that is, the differences in its federal-state-specific embodiments. 
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In the photo (from left to right): Dr. Jutta von Maurice, Prof. Dr. (emer.) Klaus-Jürgen Tillmann, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Peter Blossfeld

Tenko Raykov, Michigan State University, holds lecture series on “Structural Equation Modeling in Stata and Mplus”

5/10/2012
During his research stay at NEPS in Bamberg in May 2012, Tenko Raykov, Michigan State University, gives a series of lectures on ”Structural Equation Modeling in Stata and Mplus“.
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Opening Meeting of the DFG Priority Programme “Education as a Lifelong Process”

5/2/2012
On May 3-4, 2012, the Opening Meeting of the DFG Priority Programme 1646 “Education as a Lifelong Process” takes place in Bamberg. The final program and meeting details are to be found here.
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Josef Erhard reports on the developments of empirical educational research from the view of the Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs

4/30/2012
The former head of department of the Bavarian Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs, Josef Erhard, visited Bamberg on April 26, and gave both the project board and members of the NEPS some information about the developments made in empirical educational research from the standpoint of the Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs.
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In the photo (from left to right): A. Kammerer, W. Hoderlein, M. Egner, Dr. J. v. Maurice, J. Erhard, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Dr. C. Artelt, G. Will, G. Bolz, A. Biedermann, J. Skopek, D. Fey

NEPS is one step closer to becoming a Leibniz institution

4/26/2012

In a meeting on April 20, 2012, the Joint Science Conference (Gemeinsame Wissenschaftskonferenz, GWK) issued a recommendation to the federal states hosting the following three institutes to request an evaluation by the German Council for Science and the Humanities regarding their scientific quality and transregional significance. This is to decide whether these research institutes should in future be funded as Leibniz institutions by both the federal government and the Länder:

  • National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) from the University of Bamberg,
  • DWI from the RWTH Aachen (DWI),
  • Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT).
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Guest Lecture by Professor Tom Schuller "Age, Stage and Gender in Lifelong Learning"

4/17/2012
On April 16, 2012, Professor Tom Schuller, director of Longview, gave a guest lecture about “Age, Stage and Gender in Lifelong Learning”.
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NEPS participated in convention "Educational Research 2020 – Challenges and Perspectives" organized by the BMBF

4/2/2012

The National Educational Panel Study presented itself at a convention titled “Educational Research 2020 – Challenges and Perspectives” organized by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) on March 29 and 30. Alongside numerous scientists and politicians, lots of journalists, pedagogues and representatives of many different associations attended the well-frequented meeting. During the two days, almost 400 attendees in a total of 12 panels had the opportunity to inform themselves about a number of different contemporary topics and projects concerning educational research (more information can be found in the specially designed brochure) and discuss them in an interdisciplinary fashion.

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In the photo (from left to right): Prof. Dr. Timo Ehmke, Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Roßbach, Dr. Maike Martensen, Tobias Koberg, Dr. Hilde Schaeper und Dr. Jutta von Maurice

Representatives of Special Needs Schools, Special Education Associations and the ISB showed great interest in NEPS

3/27/2012

Representatives of special needs schools, special education associations and the National Institute for School Quality and Educational Research (ISB) from Munich accepted the invitation by Managing Project Director and Principal Investigator of the NEPS, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Peter Blossfeld, to visit Bamberg. In the main coordination office of the biggest German educational study, the Executive Director of Research, Dr. Jutta von Maurice, first gave an overview of the project’s general layout.

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