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Registration for the conference (online registration on this website) is open. Registration closes on 10th of August 2017.

Call for papers and posters

With this interdisciplinary conference we aim to bring together international experts in higher education and student trajectory research with a focus in quantitative empirical analysis. As the higher education landscape in many countries is currently undergoing significant transformation at a fast pace, we aim to catch a glance on the future of higher education research: Systematic longitudinal research and international comparisons are important elements of higher education research for seizing the change of student populations and higher education institutions from a scientific perspective. The systematic development of a comparative branch of longitudinal research in higher education is an important prerequisite in order to understand pathways into and out of higher education and to investigate economic and non-economic returns to higher education. By gathering international experts in this field, the conference will contribute to developing theories and methods for comparative research based on microlevel longitudinal data in higher education.

Call for Papers

The deadline for abstract submissions ended on may 30th.

Program and Keynotes

Keynotes will be held by Stephen DesJardins, University of Michigan, USA, and Moris Triventi, European University Institute, Italy.

A preliminary program can be found here.





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Registration is open until 10th August.

Contact Details

Postal Address (Institution)*

Participation *

Participation as speaker or co-author: Participation (including refreshments and lunches during the conference) is sponsored by DZHW. There will be a conference dinner on Monday, 11th September. A contribution of 50,- Euros per Person for the dinner will be charged at the registration desk.

Participation as auditor: Participation in the conference is free of charge. Auditors will be charged a contribution of 40,- Euros for both days to cover refreshments and lunches during the conference. This contribution is payable at the registration desk. Please note: Participation as an auditor is not guaranteed as the seating capacities are limited. Your registration therefore is preliminary. Notification of admission will be sent via e-mail on Tuesday, 29th August.

  • I register as an author or co-author (paper or poster).
  • I register as an auditor.
  • I will take part in the conference dinner on Monday, 11th Sept. 19:00. (50,- Euros)
    Please note: Costs for lunch (auditors only) and dinner are to be paid at registration (only cash).

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Your personal data and your e-mail-address are saved on a server. These data are used only for the purpose of organizing registration and management of this conference. They will be removed from the server immediately after the conference. The data will not be forwarded to any third-party system.
Albeit we will provide a list of participants (only print version) with contact details to all conference participants containing names, e-mail-addresses, and affiliations. With registering for the conference you agree on integration of your above mentioned contact details in that list.


Conference Venue

The conference will be located in the House of Leibniz in Hannover's City Centre. The House of Leibniz is said to be "the most desired photo model in the old town" of Hannover, but despite the beautifully conserved monument character of the building, it serves as a modern and fully equipped conference centre.


Information on travel to Hannover and accomodation will follow soon.


We reserved a number of rooms in the hotels below. To reserve you can call or email and mention the Booking codeword "pathways".

If you prefer to book alternative options, you may consult,, or

Walking distance to conference venue
Room rate per Night
Mercure Hannover city
Willy-Brandt-Allee 3
30169 Hannover
Tel: +49 (0) 511 8008 0
10 min
€ 129,-
Single use double room
Breakfast included
Central Hotel
Central-Hotel Kaiserhof
Ernst-August-Platz 4
30159 Hannover
Tel.: +49 (0) 511 3683 0
Fax: +49 (0) 511 3683 114
10 min
€ 119,-
Single room
Breakfast included
Cityhotel Thüringer Hof Hannover
330159 Hannover
Tel.: +49 (0) 511 3606 0
8 min
€ 84,50
Breakfast included
Hotel an der Marktkirche
Hotel an der Marktkirche
Grupenstraße 10
30159 Hannover
Tel.: +49 (0) 511 3684 0
4 min
€ 50,-
Breakfast € 10,-



Scientific committee: Dr. Nicole Tieben (LEAD Tübingen), Dr. Uta Liebeskind (DZHW Hannover)