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New Scientific Use File of Starting Cohort 3 (Grade 5) released

11/18/2019

New data for the NEPS Starting Cohort 3 are now available in version 9.0.0 for scientific use.

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Update for Scientific Use File of Starting Cohort 6 (Adults) released

10/24/2019

An updated data version 10.0.1 for the NEPS Starting Cohort 6 is now available for scientific use.

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Program of the 4th NEPS Conference online – registration still possible until 27.10.

10/10/2019
The program of the 4th International NEPS Conference (7/8 November 2019, LIfBi Bamberg) including the abstracts is now available online. Interested researchers and guests are cordially invited to register for free participation. The deadline for registration is 27 October 2019. Please refer to the conference website for details.
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News from NEPS Results Compact

9/9/2019

The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories has been offering "NEPS Results Compact" for some years now—these short summaries of current research projects on the basis of data from the National Education Panel Study provide information in a concise form on some of the most important results.

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New Scientific Use File of Starting Cohort 6 (Adults) released

9/2/2019

New data for the NEPS Starting Cohort 6 are now available in version 10.0.0 for scientific use.

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Learning from the past, in the present, and for the future—LIfBi employees present research at 18th EARLI Conference

8/19/2019

At this year's conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) at the RWTH Aachen, LIfBi researchers presented their current research work. The motto of the conference from August 12–16, 2019 was "Thinking Tomorrow's Education: Learning From the Past, in the Present, and for the Future".

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Dr. Sina Fackler, Dr. Ilka Wolter, Kathrin Thums, and Dr. Götz Lechner at the LIfBi information booth.

New Scientific Use File of Starting Cohort 5 (First-Year Students) released

7/26/2019

New data for the NEPS Starting Cohort 5 are now available in version 12.0.0 for scientific use.

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Short lectures and panel discussion on the subject of “educational paths”: invitation of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BAdW) and the University of Bamberg

6/25/2019

LIfBi Director Prof. Dr. Cordula Artelt presents the National Education Panel Study (NEPS) as part of the meeting of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BAdW) on June 28, 2019. Other lecturers on the subject of "educational paths" include former LIfBi Director Prof. Dr. Sabine Weinert (University of Bamberg/BAdW) and the first NEPS Principal Investigator Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans-Peter Blossfeld (University of Bamberg/BAdW). The short lectures will take place at Universität 2 at 1 p.m. and are open to academy members and all members of the University of Bamberg.

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Submission of abstracts for this year's NEPS Conference and the Conference "Bildung und Raum" now possible

6/14/2019

On November 7 and 8, 2019, the 4th International NEPS Conference takes place at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories, for the first time in combinationwith the conference „Bildung und Raum“ on November 6, 2019. Abstracts can now be submitted online. The deadline for submission is 15 July 2019.

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New Scientific Use File of Starting Cohort 2 (Kindergarten) released

6/12/2019

New data for the NEPS Starting Cohort 2 are now available in version 8.0.0 for scientific use.

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Update for Scientific Use File of Starting Cohort 3 (Grade 5) released

5/7/2019

An updated data version 8.0.1 for the NEPS Starting Cohort 3 is now available for scientific use.

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First findings on school integration of refugees presented at AERA conference

4/15/2019

At the conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in Toronto at the beginning of April, the team of the LIfBi refugee study “ReGES–Refugees in the German Educational System” presented their research design as well as first findings on the school integration of refugees. The project group also addressed different conditions for the integration of refugees and the use of care facilities for families with preschool children. “Many are concerned with questions about the opportunities of young refugees in their transition to vocational training. We will be able to answer these and other questions with ReGES in the coming years,” says Dr. Jutta von Maurice, Head of the study financed by the German Ministry for Education and Research. In addition, first findings on German-language proficiency of young refugees were discussed during an international session organized by the liaison office “International Cooperation in Education” (ice).

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Photo: Accompanying the AERA conference, the third Integration-CAN-D Workshop took place  (© Lisa Smith/University of Toronto).

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

4/5/2019

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.

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About fortune in change

4/2/2019

It was not the official motto for the celebrations but somehow still remained a central theme of the evening: fortune and change. On April 2, 2019, the outgoing Interim Director of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) Prof. Dr. Sabine Weinert passed the symbolic baton to the new Director Prof. Dr. Cordula Artelt—a day of joy and change.

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Photo: Prof. Dr. Sabine Weinert (left) symbolically passed the flower-decorated baton to Prof. Dr. Cordula Artelt.

New Scientific Use File of Starting Cohort 4 (Grade 9) released

4/1/2019

New data for the NEPS Starting Cohort 4 are now available in version 10.0.0 for scientific use.

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New Scientific Use File of Starting Cohort 1 (Newborns) released

3/29/2019

New data for the NEPS Starting Cohort 1 are now available in version 6.0.0 for scientific use.

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

2/22/2019
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.
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Prof. Dr. Cordula Artelt, Director LIfBi (Image: RatSWD / David Ausserhofer)

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

2/15/2019

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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NEPS data used by over 2,000 researchers worldwide

2/12/2019
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.
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New Scientific Use File of Starting Cohort 3 (Grade 5) released

1/11/2019

New data for the NEPS Starting Cohort 3 are now available in version 8.0.0 for scientific use.

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