Students in the Think Corner of the Helsinki University. Photo: Jussi Hellsten, City of Helsinki

Wanted: The best academic theses linked to Helsinki

The City of Helsinki grants three types of annual monetary awards related to science or intended for academic studies: research grants, the Scientific Award and awards for academic theses.

Awards for undergraduate theses

The City of Helsinki Thesis Awards 2020 are now open for proposals. The awards are intended for students who have completed a Master’s or equivalent undergraduate degree during the academic year 2019–2020. The theses to be awarded should have a thematic link with Helsinki, its residents, or services organised by the City, or the urban economy and preconditions for economic activity in Helsinki. There are no disciplinary restrictions.

Proposals can only be submitted by thesis supervisors (departments, faculties, schools) and not by students themselves.

We invite you to submit your proposals by 13 October 2020, 12:00, to the following address:

City of Helsinki
Opinnäytepalkinnot (Thesis awards 2020)

or by e-mail to:

Please provide the following attachments:
- thesis abstract
- link to electronic version of the thesis, if available
- grade and evaluations
- contact information for award candidate (telephone, postal address and e-mail)
- name of thesis supervisor.

Do not hesitate to contact Research Director Katja Vilkama, City of Helsinki Executive Office, tel. +358 (0)9 310 78396, or, for more information on the thesis awards.

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Grants and awards 2020

Photo: Jussi Hellsten, City of Helsinki