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The University of Gothenburg's Sustainability Thesis Award, GUSTA

The University of Gothenburg's Sustainability Thesis Award, GUSTA, recognizes and offers awards to outstanding theses written on sustainable development related topics within the University of Gothenburg. The award is meant to motivate students to critically engage with sustainability issues and search for more knowledge towards a sustainable world. The project addresses all bachelors, magister and masters students in all programmes across the university.

The awardees are selected by a scientific committee that is comprised of five professors from five different faculties at the University of Gothenburg. Among others, some of the evaluation criteria include: holistic integration of different dimensions of sustainable development, originality, critical thinking, and contribution to the current knowledge in sustainable development.

Call for Application 2020

Are you a student at the University of Gothenburg and writing your thesis on a topic related to sustainable development? We are happy to inform you that the Gothenburg Center for Sustainable Development is running second round of the GUSTA project!

Who can apply?

All bachelors, magister and masters students at the University of Gothenburg who wrote/are writing a thesis in fall 2019 and spring 2020 respectively can apply.

Required documents

● Thesis summary. Use this form for submitting 1000 word summary of your thesis. The summary will be used for a preliminary selection purpose.
Student Summary Form● Supervisor’s assessment. Ensure that your supervisors has filled in this form, and enclose the form in the application.
Supervisor Assessment Form● Soft copy/PDF of the thesis must be sent in, along with the thesis summary and supervisor’s assessment form.


Required documents must be submitted to this email (gusta.gmv@gu.se) before 31 August 2020. Applicant students are responsible for submitting a complete application by 23:59 on 31 August, 2020.

Award winners 2019

Ryan Davis, Department of Political Science, Centre for European Studies.
Master thesis: Economic Inequality, Corruption, and Personal Environmental Responsibility in Europe. (Pdf)

Sandra Sternad Fackel, The School of Global Studies.
Bachelor thesis: Att våga se komplexa samband: En studie av hur Värnamo kommun kan arbeta med synergier och konflikter inom Agenda 2030.

Learn more about the winners 2019.


Kassahun Weldemariam, Student sustainability coordinator, Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (GMV). kassahun.weldemariam@gu.se

The award is administrated by the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development. The award was launched in 2019.

Sidansvarig: GMV|Sidan uppdaterades: 2020-02-20

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