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New Scientific Use File of Starting Cohort 5 (Version 9.0.0) released

6/23/2017
The new data version 9.0.0 for the NEPS Starting Cohort 5 - First-Year Students - is now available for scientific use.
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Submission of NEPS Conference Abstracts and Nominations for the NEPS Publication Award still possible until June 30, 2017

6/18/2017

The deadline for submitting proposals to present a paper or poster at the 2nd International NEPS Conference ends on June 30, 2017. The conference addresses an interdisciplinary audience of researchers working with data of the National Educational Panel Study. Empirical contributions on all NEPS topics, including methodological issues and comparisons with other national or international surveys, are welcome. For more information please refer to the Call for Papers on our conference website.

https://www.neps-data.de/de-de/neps-conference2017

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Registration for the 2nd International NEPS Conference now open

6/4/2017

The online form for this year's international NEPS Conference on October 5-6, 2017 at LIfBi in Bamberg is now activated. Interested persons are invited to register for their conference participation:

https://www.neps-data.de/de-de/neps-conference2017/registration.aspx

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New Scientific Use File of Starting Cohort 4 (Version 9.0.0) released

6/3/2017
The new data version 9.0.0 for the NEPS Starting Cohort 4 - Grade 9 - is now available for scientific use.
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From intermediate secondary school to university? Dr. Oliver Winkler talks about moving up within the German school system

4/12/2017

As part of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories’ (LIfBi) involvement in the National Report on Education 2018, Dr. Oliver Winkler (Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg) was invited for a guest lecture as an expert on downward and upward mobility during the school career. On April 7, 2017, he gave a presentation on the topic of “Second chance education during the life course. A sequence pattern analysis of intermediate secondary school graduates making up for Abitur.”

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Dr. Oliver Winkler gave a talk about the possibilities of moving up within the German school system.

Prof. Dr. Pam Sammons informs herself about the work at the LIfBi

3/17/2017
During her visit at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), Prof. Dr. Pam Sammons, Department of Education at the University of Oxford, informed herself about the work at the Institute and the usage of data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS).
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Professor Jane Waldfogel, Ph.D., visits the LIfBi

2/24/2017
A lively scientific exchange was the primary focus of the 3-day visit by Prof. Jane Waldfogel, Ph.D., Columbia University School of Social Work & London School of Economics, at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).
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Members of SPD Bamberg county district council visit LIfBi

2/22/2017
Local politicians define political usefulness of educational research as their key expectation.
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Members of SPD Bamberg county district council with LIfBi Director Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Roßbach (4th on left) as well as LIfBi staff.

4th Annual General Meeting of NEPS

2/13/2017
On February 13, 2017, the Annual General Meeting of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) met in Bamberg for the fourth time. The NEPS Annual General Meeting represents scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories and different cooperating institutions. In this way, the NEPS receives expertise from different academic disciplines. The meeting focused on reinventing the process of instrument development for NEPS as well as its future development.
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Discussion about data editing and data provision at LIfBi: Dr. Helen Wareham and Virgilio Sastre, Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring, receive information on site

1/18/2017

Dr. Helen Wareham and Virgilio Sastre, Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) at the University of Durham, received information about the challenges and solutions concerning data editing and data provision for the scientific community, illustrated by the example of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS).

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Eckart Hohmann provides information about the principles of EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

1/12/2017

The former President of the Hessian Statistical Office spoke about the “New general data protection regulation of the European Union” at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).

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Prof. Dr. Hartmut Esser talks about “Effects of educational systems on social and ethnic educational inequality. A comparison of German Federal States based on data of the NEPS” at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories

1/11/2017

One of the most distinguished representatives of rational choice theory in German sociology discussed with employees of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) some first and highly controversial results generated on the basis of data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) as a work in progress.

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Prof. Dr. Hartmut Esser talked about the effects of educational systems on social and ethnic educational inequality.

First language helps young people with migrant background when it comes to reading

1/3/2017
A current study based on data from the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) confirms: young people with migration background benefit from good proficiency in their first language when reading German texts.
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MP Rossmann receives information about NEPS

11/4/2016
On November 2, 2016, Dr. Ernst Dieter Rossmann, spokesperson of the working group “Education and Research” of the SPD Parliamentary Group, was informed about the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) and about other studies situated at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi). 
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From left to right: MP Andreas Schwarz, MP Dr. Ernst Dieter Rossmann, and Wolfgang Metzner, Third Mayor of the City of Bamberg

Andreas Schwarz, MP, visits the LIfBi

10/14/2016
The SPD Member of the German Parliament for the regions Bamberg, Forchheim, and Coburg visited the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) to inform himself about the successful continuation of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) and the further extension of the institute. 
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From left to right: Andreas Schwarz, MP; Dr. Jutta von Maurice, Executive Director of Research LIfBi; Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Roßbach, Director LIfBi; Dr. Michaela Sixt, Dr. Christian Aßmann, Wolfgang Hoderlein, and Manfred Egner (all LIfBi).

SLLS 2016: Three-day international conference in Bamberg

10/10/2016
From October 6 to 8, 2016, the annual conference of the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS) was held in Bamberg. 300 scientists from all over the world exchanged information on the topic of “Education and the Life Course: Determinants and Consequences of Unequal Educational Opportunities”. 
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3rd Meeting of the LIfBi Scientific Advisory Board

10/6/2016
On October 4 and 5, 2016, the 3rd Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) was held in Bamberg.
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Professor Robert Erikson (University of Stockholm, right) during the poster presentation with Dr. Christian Aßmann (LIfBi).

Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories participates in ASA 2016

8/24/2016
Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories appears with an information booth at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Seattle.
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From left to right: Pia Bechtloff (LIfBi), Stefanie Buchner (LIfBi), Prof. Dr. Marlis Buchmann (University of Zürich), Dr. Jutta von Maurice (Executive Director of Research LIfBi)

LIfBi present at the 31st International Congress of Psychology in Yokohama, Japan

7/28/2016
During its presence at the 31st International Congress of Psychology (ICP), the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) informed more than 8,000 researchers from 95 different countries about the National Educational Panel Study.
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From left to right: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Nauck, Nicolai Gröpler (both TU Chemnitz), Dr. Jutta von Maurice, Dr. Thomas Bäumer (both LIfBi)

Summer School of the DFG Priority Programme 1646 “Education as a Lifelong Process. Analyzing Data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS)”

7/19/2016
The second Summer School of the Priority Programme 1646 "Education as a Lifelong Process. Analyzing Data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS)" on "Competence Development and Educational Inequalities—Theoretical Concepts and Methodological Implementations" took place from July 11–19, 2016 in cooperation with the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories. A 7-day program with varied teaching and learning formats aimed to promote young researchers by strengthening their theoretical and methodological skills in educational research. The Priority Programme is funded and initiated by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG).

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