Affiliated institutes are independent research institutions, to which the University of Bamberg has granted the status of an academic institution in accordance with the provisions of Section 103(2) of the Bavarian Higher Education Act.
This emphasises not only their special connection to the University, but also their commitment to academically independent research.
Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories
The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) in Bamberg studies educational processes from birth to old age. In order to promote longitudinal research in educational science in Germany, LIfBi provides fundamental, supraregional and internationally significant, research-based infrastructures for empirical educational research. The core of the institute is the National Educational Panel (NEPS), which is based at LIfBi and combines the expertise of a Germany-wide, interdisciplinary network of excellence. Other major projects in which LIfBi plays a leading role include the ReGES and BildungswegeFlucht refugee studies as well as the Data Literacy monitoring study. The LIfBi’s own research and development activities, especially the insight-driven development of instruments and methods for longitudinal educational studies, are the basis for these endeavours. Other research projects also profit from these activities.
The LIfBi became a member of the Leibniz Association and an Affiliated Institute at the University of Bamberg on 1 January 2014.
State Institute for Family Research at the University of Bamberg (ifb)
The State Institute for Family Research has been an independent research institute since 1994. Headquartered in Bamberg, it is an institute of the Bavarian State Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Family and Integration.