Congratulations to CEnSE Thesis Award Winner
Patrick Andersson and his thesis titled "The Role of Education in Shaping Migration Decisions - An Analysis of the Higher Education Reform of 1977 in Sweden."
We would like to thank all the participants who submitted their interesting essays for our Best Thesis Award 2023. We are impressed by the high quality of many of the submissions. However, only one essay can emerge as the winner, and this year, it is Patrick Andersson and his essay titled "The Role of Education in Shaping Migration Decisions - An Analysis of the Higher Education Reform of 1977 in Sweden." The justification for his selection is as follows:
Patrick Andersson's exceptional thesis deserves recognition with an award due to his thorough analysis, sophisticated treatment of a challenging topic, and timely research. His meticulous analysis showcases a dedication to detail and a high level of scholarly rigor. Tackling a challenging topic displays his commitment to pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Finally, the timeliness of his research indicates the relevance and potential impact on current migration issues. Recognition of his achievements with a thesis award encourages further excellence and inspires other students in the academic community.
We congratulate Patrick on this well-deserved award!
We would also like to give an Honorable Mention to the essay titled "Struggle for Survival - A Case Study of the Reindeer Industry in Sweden" by Jury Flickenschild, Carlotta Schäfer, and Matilda Östlund, with the following justification:
This thesis deserves an honorary mention for its novel approach in highlighting the economic pressure on indigenous populations from modern industry. By shedding light on this crucial issue, the thesis emphasizes the urgent need for political and economic systems to recognize and respect the real value created by indigenous communities. The students' work not only contributes to academic knowledge but also raises awareness of social justice and sustainability.