Weberian Research Programme

The Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies (Max-Weber-Kolleg Erfurt) is unique in combining an Institute for Advanced Studies with permanent graduate and post-graduate programmes. Though part of the University of Erfurt, the Max-Weber-Kolleg Erfurt is not subordinated to any of the university’s academic departments or schools (Fakultäten) but has independent and equal standing.



Internationally renowned scholars from various disciplines are appointed as research fellows for set periods of time. These fellows actively participate in the implementation of the Weberian research programme and simultaneously take on advising and mentoring duties for PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers (Kollegiaten).




For Diversity and Tolerance

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The Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies commits itself to the promotion of equal opportunities and respectful interaction of all its members. It aims to further diversity, parity of participation and transparency in theory and practice and to foster a family friendly, open-minded work environment. It supports the free and independent conduct of academic research and teaching and stands in solidarity with all researchers worldwide who are not able to pursue their studies independently for political reasons.