Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi)

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.