Applications to the Max Weber Programme Still on the Rise
The latest call for applications to the MW Fellowships for 2014-2015 just closed on 25 October. Once again the Max Weber Programme shows its strength and appeal: applications went up 15 percent by comparison to the previous call totaling a new record (1277). The success of the Programme is highlighted further by the comparison with the 8 percent decrease in applications to the JMF as shown in the table.
The distribution of applications by Departments confirms among the applicants for the 2014-2015 fellowships the increasing appeal of HEC and SPS while ECO and LAW are fairly stable in comparison with the previos cohort.
By comparison with 2012 there has been a 4 percent shift in favour of male applicants who were 56 percent in 2012 and are 60 percent in 2013. Applications by women have evenly decreased for LAW, SPS, and ECO and remained fairly stable for HEC. In real terms the gender balance among applicants has worsened more than these data display in the light of the general increase in applications and in particular to HEC.
Applicants to the MW Fellowships for 2014-2015 came from around the globe. The biggest share is from Europe followed by Asia and North America. To further mark the strength of the appeal of the latest call for applicants it is noticeable that applications from North America have picked up again and that globally the general trend is upward.