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The conference program is online.

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, University of Trento, Italy.

The conference program can be found here.





Please note: Registration is closed. For any more information please write an e-mail to .


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.

House of Leibniz
Holzmarkt 4
30159 Hannover


From the airport, an S-Bahn will take you to Hannover central station in 25 minutes. The House of Leibniz can be reached by foot in about 10 minutes from the central station. Alternatively, take subway 3,7, or 9 (in the direction of Wettbergen, Empelde) from Hannover central station to the second stop (Markthalle/ Landtag). Leave the subway station at the exit towards "Marktkirche". Walk past the church an then turn left into "Kramerstraße". At the end of the street, you will find the "Holzmarkt", the fountain and the historical facade of Leibnizhaus. Cross the market an you will find the entrance behind the fountain.

Find a map of Hannover city centre on the website of the House of Leibniz.


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)