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Call for application: Sustainability thesis award GUSTA


Are you writing your thesis on a topic related to sustainable development? Then you can apply for the University of Gothenburg's sustainability thesis award, GUSTA. Apply by 31 August!

The application for GUSTA 2024 is now open. The GUSTA-award, which is short for Gothenburg University's Sustainability Thesis Award, highlights the students at the University who, through their commitment, have contributed to outstanding achievements in the field of sustainable development.

Who can apply?

All bachelors, magister and masters students at the University of Gothenburg who wrote/are writing thesis in fall 2023 and spring 2024 respectively can apply.

How do I apply?

Your application needs to consist of three components:

  1. A summary of your thesis (1 000 words). The summary will be used in an initial selection process. The thesis summary form (word)
  2. A supervisor’s assessment. Ensure that your supervisor has written an assessment (about 500 words) and enclose it to the application. The Supervisor's form (word)
  3. A PDF file of your thesis. Additionally, provide a link to your thesis.  

The full application should consist of the thesis, a link to your thesis, the summary form, and the supervisor assessment form. Send all of this to by 31 August 2024.

How are the awardees selected?

The awardees are selected by a committee that is comprised of eight professors from the eight different faculties. The key evaluation criteria is the demonstration of an integration of the different dimensions of sustainability (the environmental, social/cultural and economic aspect) and also a reflection on the Sustainable Development Goals.

What is GUSTA?

GUSTA is a project that recognizes and awards grants to outstanding theses written on sustainable development and related topics. The award is meant to motivate students to critically engage with sustainability issues and search for more knowledge towards a sustainable world.

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