Graduation Ceremony and Thesis awards
Each autumn the Centre for European Studies organises a formal graduation ceremony with invited guest speakers and handing out of diplomas to the students who have graduated from the Bachelor's programme Europaprogrammet and the Master's Programme in European Studies. At the ceremony the Rutger Lindahl Award for Best Master Thesis in European Studies and the Henrik and Karolina von Mentzer European Studies Thesis Awards are handed out.
The Rutger Lindahl Award for Best Master Thesis in European Studies
The Rutger Lindahl Award for Best Master Thesis in European Studies is granted each year to a thesis examined within the Master's Programme for European Studies. The aim of the award is to acknowledge and encourage research on Europe and European integration among Master's students at the University of Gothenburg. Inaugurated in 2011, the award was established in honour of the Jean Monet Professor Rutger Lindahl to celebrate his lifelong engagement in research and teaching about European integration.
The award is handed out to the winning student each year at the Graduation Ceremony, and the winner will receive a prize of 10 000 SEK as well as having the thesis published in the CERGU Working Paper Series.
Henrik och Karolina von Mentzers uppsatspris inom Europastudier
The Henrik and Karolina von Mentzer European Studies Thesis Awards are granted to one thesis examined within the Bachelor’s Programme in European Studies, and one thesis examined within the Master’s Programme in European Studies, at the University of Gothenburg. The purpose of the award is to acknowledge and encourage research on Europe and European integration which focuses especially on matters of social exclusion, xenophobia, discrimination, democracy, and multiculturalism.
The winners of the award will be presented at the Centre for European Studies (CES) annual Graduation Ceremony of the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in European Studies. The winners will be awarded a prize of 2500 SEK each.
Nominations to the award are done by thesis supervisors and graders. The nominations will then be discussed by CES grading committee. The final decision is made the the Programme Board of the European Studies Programmes.