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Are you writing your thesis on a topic related to sustainable development?

News: May 20, 2021

Call for application: The University of Gothenburg's Sustainability Thesis Award, GUSTA

We are happy to inform you that the Gothenburg Center for Sustainable Development is running third round of the GUSTA Award. GUSTA is a project that recognizes and offers awards and grants to outstanding theses written on sustainable development related topics within the University of Gothenburg. The project addresses all bachelors, magister and masters students in all programmes across the university. The award is meant to motivate students to critically engage with sustainability issues and search for more knowledge towards a sustainable world. Apply no later than 31 August, 2021.

The awardees are selected by a scientific committee that is comprised of eight professors from eight different faculties. The key evaluation criteria is the demonstration of holistic integration of different dimensions of sustainability (the environmental, social/cultural and economic aspect) and also a reflection on the Sustainable Development Goals.The award was launched in 2019 and is administrated by the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development.

Who Can Apply?

All bachelors, magister and masters students at the University of Gothenburg who wrote/are writing thesis in fall 2020 and spring 2021 respectively can apply.


Use this application form to apply. The application form consists of three parts:

  1. Summary of your thesis (1000 words) The summary will be used for a preliminary selection purpose.
  2. Supervisor’s assessment. Ensure that your supervisor write an assessment (500 words) and enclose it to the application form.
  3. Link to/soft copy of the thesis. Either provide a link to your thesis in the application form, or send a soft copy to gusta.gmv@gu.se before 31 August 2021.

Please, see full instructions in the application form.

Deadline 31 August 2021

The application must be submitted via the application form no later than 31 August, 2021. Applicant students are responsible for submitting a complete application by 23:59 on 31 August, 2021.


Learn more about the GUSTA Award and last year's winners here.


Project leader Kassahun Weldemariam, Gothenburg Center for Sustainable Development, GMV. kassahun.weldemariam@gu.se gusta.gmv@gu.se


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