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The University of Gothenburg's Sustainability Thesis Award, GUSTA

The three award winners together with Eddi Omrcen and Kassahun Weldemariam from GU

From left: Eddi Omrcen, Sustainability Strategist at the University of Gothenburg; the 2021 GUSTA award winners Jakob Länje, Katerina Olson and Linnea Falkhage; and Kassahun Weldemariam, GUSTA project leader at the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development.

About the award

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 bachelor, magister and masters students in all programmes across the university.

The awardees are selected by a scientific committee that is comprised of eight professors from eight 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.

Award winners 2021

Bachelor's program

Linnea Falkhage

I am currently an intern at Idrotts- och Föreningsförvaltningen, Göteborg Stad. In January, I will graduate from the Political Science program at The University of Gothenburg. Environmental- and social sustainability have always been issues that has interested me. I sincerely hope that these subjects are something I will work on in the future as well.

The title of Linnea's thesis is: NÄRVARON AV KVINNOR - EN FÖRUTSÄTTNING FÖR HÅLLBAR UTVECKLING?

Jakob Länje

I am currently working at the county administrative board hear in Västra Götaland. I work with a climate investment support called “Klimatklivet”. We get applications for investments that decreases the emissions of CO2 in the atmosphere. I also work with energy related issues, mainly directed to municipalities. It is very interesting work and I like it a lot!

The title of Jakob's thesis is: RISKUTSATTHET, ERFARENHET AV EXTREMVÄDER OCH ANPASSNING: En kvantitativ undersökning av svenska kommuners arbete med klimatanpassning

Master's Program

Katerina Olson

Katerina Olson is an Australian qualified teacher with international teaching experience. Kat currently teaches, writes and researches in Western Sweden.

The title of Katerina's thesis is: EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND MOTHER TONGUE TUITION AT A CROSSROADS: HOW ESD CAN LEAD TO EQUITY IN MTT

Katharina Serrano

Katharina currently pursues her passion for sustainable development in the South Pacific where she supports capacity development in areas related to legal aspects of sustainability governance and climate change adaptation in Pacific Small Island Developing States.

The title of Katharina's thesis is: CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION - A PACIFIC ISLANDS PERSPECTIVE

Scientific Committee

  • Chair: Johan Boman, The Faculty of Science, University of Gothenburg
  • Johan Bengtsson, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg
  • Deliang Chen, The Faculty of Science, University of Gothenburg
  • Christian Isendahl: The Faculty of Humanities, University of Gothenburg
  • Dawn Sanders, Faculty of Education, University of Gothenburg
  • Gunnar Köhlin, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg
  • Ylva Norén Bretzer, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gothenburg
  • Birgit Penzenstadler: The IT-Faculty, University of Gothenburg

Contact

Kassahun Weldemariam, GUSTA project leader, 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: 2022-01-11
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