Newsletter 2 Fall 2011

Is it the time for European fiscal union?

Today is a historic day for Europe, the European Union and, more particularly the Eurozone. European citizens hope that the European Council today will go down in history as the beginning of the end of the 21st century euro crisis, and not as a day of missed opportunity. If this is the beginning of the end, it will be because today the European Council…

Applications to the Max Weber Programme over time

The 2011 deadline for applications for the Max Weber Programme for the academic year 2012-2013 has recently passed. There is a steady increase in the number of applications until 2010 when they peaked at 1139 and then declined in 2011 by 10.3%. [singlepic id=76 w=250 h=220 float=center]The decrease from European candidates has been marginal, namely 5.4 […]

Survey on Research Funding for the Social Sciences in Europe

News from the Academic Careers Observatory: Survey on Research Funding for the Social Sciences in Europe By Igor Guardiancich, ACO, MWP   In 2010-11, the MWP-ACO, in collaboration with the European Economic Association, the European Sociological Association and the European Consortium for Political Research, carried out separate surveys of economists, sociologists and political scientists. The survey is […]

The Effectiveness of the Max Weber programme

The Effectiveness of the MWP During 2011 the Academic Careers Observatory launched two different surveys, one called “The MWP Follow-up Survey to Former Fellows” and “The MWP Evaluation Survey to Former MWP Applicants”. The results of the two surveys are currently being elaborated, and will aim to show the effectiveness of the programme in helping […]

The Max Weber Fellows’ Network Map

The Max Weber Fellows Network Map The Max Weber Programme is keeping track of where its former Fellows go after the Fellowship. To show the impact of the Max Weber Fellows in international academia and social science research, the MWP has created an interactive network map of all its former Fellows’ new affiliations around the […]