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New thesis award concluded the sustainability week

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In ceremonial fashion at Röhsska Museum of Design and Art in Gothenburg the first two winners of Gothenburg´s Sustainability Thesis Award, GUSTA, were presented and praised. The GUSTA award recognizes outstanding theses written on sustainable development related topics. The ceremony was a part of the conclusion of Act Sustainable, the sustainability week for students and staff at Chalmers and University of Gothenburg.

For an entire week, 4-9 November, students and staff at Chalmers och University of Gothenburg have had the chance to participate in Act Sustainable, a whole week dedicated to sustainable development. Act Sustainable is arrange by Gothenburgs Centre for Sustainable Development together with Chalmers university of Technology and University of Gothenburg. In this years edition the participants could visit lectures, workshops, panels, seminars, movies and mush more at all of University of Gothenburg’s faculties and Chalmers Sustainability Day offered a deep dive in circular economy. Over 40 program items have been followed though and the width of the content gives an idea of the commitment for sustainability issues and that a sustainable future needs many perspectives and new knowledge.

The week finished with a whole day in the intersection between culture, science and sustainable development at the Academy of Design and Crafts and Röhsska Museum of Design and Art. Dance workshop about democracy with students from the dance teacher education programme, lectures and an intriguing depiction by Katarina Leppänen, professor in history of ideas and science at University of Gothenburg, about how societies concerns about water in times of crisis is channeled in film and literature.

The finale, and the week, was concluded with the first ever award ceremony for University of Gothenburg´s Sustainability Thesis Award, Gusta. The GUSTA award recognizes outstanding theses written on sustainable development related topics. The jury which consist of five professors from different faculties appointed two winners. Sandra Sternad Fackel, School of Global Studies, bachelor thesis: Att våga se komplexa samband: En studie av hur Värnamo kommun kan arbeta med synergier inom Agenda 2030 and Ryan Davis, Department of Political Science, Centre for European Studies, master thesis: Economic Inequality, Corruption, and Personal Environmental Responsibility in Europé. The winners were presented by Fredrika Lagergren, Deputy Vice-Chansellor for outreach and cooperation.

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