Master thesis lab

Apply for the master thesis lab! The application is open until October 17th!

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Each spring, we organise the Challenge Lab “master thesis lab”. In the lab, up to 20 students conduct their master thesis, focusing on sustainability challenges in Gothenburg and the region of West Sweden. As a thesis student in the Challenge Lab master thesis lab, you will work together to identify important sustainability challenges within three thematic areas. These are: Mobility; Energy, materials & resources; and Food & health.

Application

The application period for the master thesis lab is open until October 17th. Students from any program at Chalmers and Gothenburg School of Businees, Economics and Law can apply to the lab. Those who have studied our corse “SEE025 – Leadership for Sustainability Transitions” have a larger chance of getting accepted to the master thesis lab, since the course lays the foundation for the methodology used in the thesis. If you’ve also studied our recommended course “ENM130 – Managing Stakeholders for Sustainable Development”, then you’ve created a very good basis for your master thesis. However, it’s not a requirement to have studied any of those courses in order to apply for the lab.

Methodology

The Challenge Lab master thesis teams are working in a dynamic environment where they are in charge to connect projects, companies and public sector initiatives together with academia to find leverage points in the system – to then suggest and initiate solutions to take all sectors in society forward. We believe that students have an ability that goes beyond what any actor in society can do alone.

The topics are formed through the methodology in the lab and will be aimed in the local and regional context, but transferrable elsewhere.

Previous master theses

Interested in precious thesis topics? Have a look at all our previous master theses. You can also search by year:

2017

2016

2015

2014

 

Empty circle of chairs at the Challenge Lab
Challenge Lab waiting for curious master students