Thesis Day award winners

Last changed: 29 May 2023

Thesis Day has been organised since 2018. The first two years, Thesis Day was held in person both in Alnarp and in Uppsala. In 2020 and 2021, the events were digital event. In 2022 the events returned to being in person, keeping the feature of a digital poster exhibition that was launched in 2020.

 

 

 

Award winners

2023 award winners

Best poster award

Alnarp

1st place

Ifa Nur Ainina, Landscape Architecture - Masters programme
A Capital City from Scratch: A Critical View on Plans for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) in the New Indonesian Capital
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2nd place

Hugo Eke-Göransson och John Engdahl, Agricultural and Rural Management – Bachelor's programme
Toasting of faba beans
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Kei Nilsson, Outdoor Environments for Health and Well-Being - Master's programme
Outdoor Recreational Activities in Bali, Indonesia: The Cultural Landscape Subak as a Respite
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Ultuna

1st place

Lisa Nordemo, Business and Economics - Sustainable Development (BSc)
A boss who listens – how to enable employees' influence on quality
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Emilia Mattsson, Emilia Mattsson, Sustainable Food Systems – Master’s programme
Maybe meat, maybe not? Swedish consumers' preferences for meat substitutes.
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2nd place

Nihal Shehata, Landscape Architecture for Sustainable Urbanisation – Master’s programme
Toward Inclusive Cities. Exploring Migrant Participation in Swedish Urban Planning
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Global sustainability award

Alnarp

Ifa Nur Ainina, Landscape Architecture - Masters programme
A Capital City from Scratch: A Critical View on Plans for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) in the New Indonesian Capital
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Jury's motivation: A project that tackles a major challenge of this magnitude, does not occur often in a lifetime, if ever. Decisions being made will have long-lasting effects on people´s lives and well-being for generations and generations to come. The method is to learn and benchmark from other giants, starting with the understanding of human needs and scale, to promote sustainable urban growth. The learnings in this thesis can be applied on global scale in urban planning to create better urban futures.

Ultuna

Muhammad Adnan Aslam, Animal Science – Master's programme
Feeding the Future - Effects of Feeding Black Soldier Fly Larvae on Laying Hens
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Jury's motivation: With a captivating pitch about an urgent and very important subject, the jury believes that this particular study tackles more than one big global challenge and contributes not only to a new innovative solution to help increase food production globally, regardless of economic status or scale, but also to the introduction of crucial alternatives to environmentally detrimental and resource intense feed production with a negative effect on climate change as well as a simple method to combat malnutrition. The study furthermore highlights the solution’s full integration into a circular system. With a 100% jury consensus there was no doubt that the 2023 Global Sustainability Award and the one thesis that the jury unanimously believes will save the world goes to a particular black soldier fly.

Oral presentations

Alnarp

Mikael Brocki, Landscape Engineer programme (BSc)
Growing on the Roof, but in what? Examining substrates/growing media for rooftop farming
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Alexis Ken Cartajenas, Landscape Architecture - Master's programme
Fractal and entropy analysis of traditional and modernist building facades in street level view: The case of Sweden’s growing cities
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Noomi Lodenius, Plant Biology for Sustainable Production - Master's programme
Identifying molecular markers for future breeding of novel oil crop Lepidium campestre
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Rasha Kamel, Horticultural Science - Master's programme
Quality of spent mushroom compost amended with organic material - Effect on Nutrient Content and Plant Growth
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Mouli Biswas, Food and Landscape - Master's programme
Cook the city: Food, People & Landscape
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Ultuna

Emilia Hultman, Environmental Communications and Management - Master's programme
Changing everyday waste sorting practices – A qualitative study of the relation between organisational strategic communication and social practices in household waste sorting in Sweden.
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Khondaker Nusrat Sharmin Tumpa, Rural Development and Natural Resource Management - Master's programme
Homestead Gardening in Rural Bangladesh: Women’s Contribution to Sustainable Local Food System and Security
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Georgii Nikolaev, Environmental Economics and Management - Master's programme
Food supply chain resilience to severe pandemics: a rapid review
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Kajsa Stenhammar, Veterinary Nursing Programme (BSc)
Cat owners' ability to detect pain in cats through video material 
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Iris Lundquist and Nicole Chidiac, Sustainable Food Systems - Master's programme
Consumers' perception of climate-smart wine packaging – a case study on Systembolaget
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2022 award winners

Best poster award

Alnarp

1st place

Tom Carlsson and Linda Lemheden, Independent study
Title: Child-friendly streetscapes in urban environments - seen from a child perspective and the child's perspective
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2nd place

Anton Nilsson and Susanna Erlewein, Agricultural and Rural Management (BSc)
Title: Livsmedelsförsörjningens vara eller icke vara? – synen på resiliens hos olika grupper inom lantbruksbranschen
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Pamela Huskin Okinedo, Landscape Architecture (MSc)
Title: Promoting better air quality with urban green space in an informal settlement, Bogota, Colombia
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Ultuna

1st place

Marlene Hällström, Independent study (BSc)
Title: The secret language of sled dogs – behaviours observed by mushers during a long distance race
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2nd place

Lukas Bonar Nainggolan, Agricultural Economics and Management (MSc)
Title: Risk Preferences and Willingness to Become a Farmer
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Tuva Wrenfelt and Caroline Malthed, Sustainable Food Systems (MSc)
Title: Low scores, high standards - a case study on the Sustainability Declaration
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Global sustainability award

Alnarp

Ottar Huber, Horticultural Science (MSc)
Title: The Unexploited Gold in potatoes
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Jury's motivation: With a tangible pitch about an urgent and very important subject, the jury was immediately captured and further intrigued by the scope of the described project. The approach is both novel and scalable – and a successful method can potentially be implemented at a local, as well as at a global level. The field of study and this particular challenge is highly relevant as we need to explore new and alternative sources to protein.

Ultuna

Urankhaich Batsukh, Environmental Economics and Management (MSc)
Title: The role of business intermediaries to advance circular bioeconomy
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Jury's motivation: With a tangible pitch about an urgent and very important subject, the jury was immediately captured and further intrigued by the scope of the described project. The approach is both novel, and scalable – and a successful method can potentially be implemented at a local, as well as at a global level. The field of study and this particular challenge is highly relevant as we need to find sustainable methods and clever ways of reusing waste in a circular ecosystem.

Oral presentations

Alnarp

Amanda Bäckman, Sustainable Urban Managment (MSc)
Implementing in a tuff terrain

Erik Hjälmberg and Axel Lundgren, Sustainable Urban Management (MSc)
Trust your intuition - Artistic methods in designed living environments

Felix Havermark, Sustainable Urban Managment (MSc)
Urban meadows in residential yards - a study of attitudes, communication and participation when establishing urban methods.

Elin Fänge and Ulrika Ebelin, Landscape Architecture Programme (MSc)
Integrating nature in urban areas – how natural structures and features in urban spaces contribute to human health and well-being as well as biodiversity

Victor Pastorino Nyman, Sustainable Urban Management (MSc)
Alternative paths towards new communities for sharing and housing 
– a study of conditions to embed community-driven development in urban transitions

Ultuna

Marlene Hällström, Independent study (BSc)
Title: The secret language of sled dogs – behaviours observed by mushers during a long distance race

Tuva Wrenfelt and Caroline Malthed, Sustainable Food Systems (MSc)
Title: Low scores, high standards - a case study on the Sustainability Declaration

Cecilia Olander, Business Administration
Title: I'll have what he's having – How can a bank contribute to decrease the gap of owning and financial means between the genders?

Kajsa Fröberg, Agricultural Programme - Economics and Management
Title: The effect of EU taxonomy

2021 award winners

Best poster

1st place

Emily Thorselius, Environmental Economics and Management - Master's programme
Title: How can impact be assessed?
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2nd place

Mathilda Bertills, Forest Science programme
Title: Who calls the African Wild dog? De novo SNP discovery and genotyping in the Lycaon pictus.
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Karin Andrén and Ebba Kuylenstierna, Agricultural programme - Economics and Management
Title: What about perennial grains?
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Global Sustainability Award

2021 winner

Izabella Lundborg, Horticultural Science - Master's programme

Title: Killer crops - Cover crops in control of root parasitic and pathogenic organisms; Plasmodiophora brassicae, Prathylencus penetrans & Meloidogyne hapla

Jury's motivation:

”Devloping future methods based on historic and indigenous knowledge, this project captures our immediate interest and leaves us wanting to learn more. Through a local approach and with a global impact, the chosen area of research raises important issues that global agriculture needs to overcome in order to develop in a sustainable manner. The connection to relevant sustainable development goals is clear and the pitch is clean, creative and wakes curiosity. We are eager to follow this researcher and would like to congratulate her for a well-written pitch and a highly relevant area of research.

The Global Sustainability Award goes to Izabella Lundborg and her research on cover crops as a sustainable control method!”

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Oral presentations

Karin Andrén and Ebba Kuylenstierna, Agricultural programme - Economics and Management
Title: What about perennial grains?
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Emelie Olsson, Agriculture Programme - Rural Development
Title: A Swedish Prepper - resilience, trust, and incentives to prepare for disaster
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Federico Bottari, Sustainable Food Sustems - Master's programme
Title: What's all the fuss about? The debate about a European Front-of-Package Nutrition Label
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2020 award winners

Best poster

1st place

Linn Torstensson and Rebecca Johansson, Sustainable Food Systems
Title: Old Food Habits Die Hard - Combine old habits with new sustainable alternatives 
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2nd place

Emma Arvidsson, Landscape Architecture
Title: The Road to Information (Original title in Swedish: "Vägen till information: hur utformningen av naturum Laponias infart kan styra besöksflöden och minska slitage i skyddad natur")
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Charlie Gong, Biology
Title: Coral Reefs in the making - Exploring a sea of opportunities
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Oral presentations


Wael Alkusalbati
, Environmental Economics and Management
Title: The Organization’s Performance under Extreme Conditions - The Case of UNHCR during the Syrian Crisis
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Linn Torstensson and Rebecca Johansson, Sustainable Food Systems
Title: Old food habits die hard - Combine old habits with new sustainable alternatives
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Mohammed Sallam, Animal Science
Title: International Genomic Evaluation of Brown Swiss and Holstein
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2019 award winners

Best poster - Alnarp

1st place

Maria Hellström, Horticultural Science programme
Title: The assassination of Xanthomonas hortorom pv.pelargoni

2nd place

Ellen Wenner Tångring, Landscape Architecture
Title: "Förtätning" - en studie över begreppets definition och tillämpning som stadsbyggnadsstrategi.

Catharina Stenmo, Outdoor Environments for Health and Well-being
Title: Ett naturligt liv (a natural life)

Best poster - Uppsala

1st place

Hanna Bernö, Forest Science
Title: Educating for a sustainable future – perceptions of bioeconomy among forestry students in Sweden

2nd place

Linda Werner, Veterinary Nursing
Title: Riskfaktorer associerade med pododermatit hos svenska sällskapskaniner (risk factors associated with pododermatitis in Swedish companion rabbits)

Nils Ewald, Agronomist - Food Science
Title: Fatty acid composition of black soldier fly – impact of the rearing substrate

 

Oral presentations - Alnarp

Marthe Nezehose, Agroecology
Title: The effectiveness of the push pull technology to control maize stem borer (Chilo Partellus) and farmers' perceptions about the technology.
Case of Gatsibo District/Rwanda

Tetiana Kasaba, Outdoor Environments for Health and Well-being
Title: Green outdoor places, stress and productivity: an exploratory study at Kista ICT Hub, Stockholm, Sweden

John Bergkvist, Euroforester
Title: Study of survival and growth of a beech provenance trial in southern Sweden

Boglarka Szilassy, Landscape Architecture
Title: Designing sandy habitats

Martin Sjöfors, Landscape Architecture
Title: Artificiell Intelligens påverkan på arkitektyrket (The effect of Artificial Intelligence on the architectural profession)

Estefany Reyes Estevez, Horticultural Science
Title: Why does coconut water work as a bio-stimulant and beverage?

Oral presentations - Uppsala

Adam Wallin, Environmental Communication and Management
Title: Why Don’t We Change for Climate Change - motivational effects of different perspectives on climate change

Rebecka Brattlund Hellgren, Ethology and Animal Welfare
Title: Pig behavior in a stunning box with air foam or Nitrogen foam

Nils Ewald, Agronomist - Food Science
Title: Fatty acid composition of black soldier fly - impact of the rearing substrate

Emil Månsson and Jenny Öhlin, Agronomist - Economics
Title: To Bean or Not to Bean, A study about farmers’ crop decision-making in a Swedish context

Maria Bunu, Animal Science
Title: The effects of red and blue LED lights on feed intake, feed selection and milk yield in dairy cows.

Sadiq Zafrullah, Rural Development and Natural Resource Management
Title: Gendered Groundwater Technology Adoption in Bangladesh: Case Studies from Rangpur and Thakurgaon

2018 award winners

Best poster - Alnarp

Isabelle Sorjonen, Sustainable Urban Management
Title: Perceived quality of green roofs

Best poster - Uppsala

1st place

Ingrid Alsén, Biology
Title: Bin mot elefanter

2nd place

Felicia Norén and Sofia Ronström, Agronomist - Economics
Title: Gefleortens mejeriförening - Orsaken bakom fusionen med Arla

Amanda Krämbring and Tuulia Kähkönen, Economics
Title: Kan artificiell intelligens ersätta framtidens revisorer? En studie om digitaliseringens effekter på revisorns roll.

 

Oral presentations - Alnarp

Hanna Silwer, Hortonomy
Title: Macroalgae as feed supplement for reduction of methane emission in livestock

Oral presentations - Uppsala

Ulrica Robertsson, Animal Science
Title: Utfodring med kompakt fullfoder- effecter på mjölkkors beteende, tudsbudget och mjölkproduktion.

Elin Uppsäll, Animal Science
Title: How to approach a whiter future: Dairy farmers perception and preference for breeding traits concerning environmental issues.