Newsletter 1 Spring 2011

Welcome: Reflections on the first 5 years of the Max Weber Programme

By Ramon Marimon, Director of the Max Weber Programme, European University Institute  In its first five years of existence the Max Weber Programme has proved to be a unique and pioneer experience in post-doctoral education in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Now that the post-doctoral phase of a research and academic career is starting to […]

The New Fellows 2011-2012

The selection of Max Weber Fellows for the coming academic year 2011-2012 has almost come to end, though small changes may still occur, and a record high number of  51 fellows have been accepted from 22 different nationalities. See the table below. The Fellows were selected out of a pool of candidates which is ever growing […]

News from the Academic Careers Observatory

By Igor Guardiancich, Academic Careers Observatory, MWP March 2011 marks the 4th year since the establishment of the Academic Careers Observatory (ACO) of the Max Weber Programme. Since then, the Observatory has been assisting young scholars at all stages of their career through its online resources. The website provides a comparative framework for reflection on […]

In Fiesole and beyond: facilitating academic mobility in Europe

by Nicky Owtram, Head of the Language Centre, EUI The FIESOLE Group came into being hand in hand with the opening of the Max Weber Programme in September 2006. A group of applied linguists, educationalists and language professionals from various higher education institutions in Europe met to brainstorm ideas about how to give concrete support […]

“Libya: What Went Wrong?”

by Claudia Anna Gazzini, Max Weber Fellow, 2009-2011 The explosion of violence that followed the popular demonstrations in Libya in mid-February and the ensuing civil war caught everyone by surprise. All parties, with few exceptions, had predicted that the wave of popular revolt originating in Tunis and Cairo would not wash the shores of Tripoli. […]