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Academic Careers Observatory

Info on academic careers by country, discipline and theme

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About ACO

The Academic Careers Observatory (ACO) is an initiative of the Max Weber Programme.

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Career Comparisons

Comparing key aspects of the academic career to obtain a clearer view of the differences and similarities between countries and across disciplines.

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Careers by Discipline

Academic careers differ between countries, and across disciplines. See the following pages for info on your discipline

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Career Tips

Job market experience, Applying for grants and jobs, Being interviewed, Publishing, Teaching.

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Job & Funding Resources

Click for a selection of job-search resources, links and descriptions for job databases and funding resources on the internet.

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In recent years higher education and the academic work environment have become a well-debated area and ever more research is being done in this field

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ACO Events

The ACO Conferences

Each year, the MWP-ACO Conferences provide a forum for reflection, analysis and debate on the current state of the 'European Research and Higher Education Area', taking into account, in particular, the perspective of young researchers in the Social Sciences and Humanities.

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