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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - IRI THESys

THESys Award

Since 2015, the IRI THESys awards prizes for excellent bachelor and master theses in the field of human-environmental research – the THESys Award.

Award 2017

Dear students,
Are you writing a thesis in an IRI THESys related topic (sustainable land and resources use, urbanization in the 21st century, climate change or environmental justice)?

Dear supervisors,
Who of you is supervising a promising thesis in one of the above-mentioned fields?


The THESys Award is given annually in two categories, i.e. bachelor and master theses. In each category a first prize of EUR 250 and a second prize of EUR 150 are awarded. Prizes may be used for scientific travel or publications that are usually related to the thesis.

The award ceremony takes place every winter term with graduates from the previous two semesters.


The closing date for this year's application is November 15, 2017.

For detailed information please have a look at the

We are gladly awaiting your submissions! Please send your complete application documents to: education.iri-thesys@hu-berlin.de


Award 2016

IRI THESys compliments the four winners on their outstanding work.

1st Prize

Carolin Hoffmann, Integrated Natural Resource Management, MSc thesis

Colombia and the prospect of peace: Is there hope for a slowdown of deforestation in the foothills of the Amazon? An analysis of deforestation patterns and potential preventive measures

Marc Lange, European Ethnology, BA thesis

Qualitative GIS in Ethnographic Research: Reviewing Recent Studies and Making a Case for an Interdisciplinary, Collaborative Research Tool

2nd Prize

Constanze Werner, Physical Geography of Human-Environment-Systems, MSc thesis

A Multi-Criteria Analysis as an Alternative Approach for the Planetary Boundary of Land System Change

Simon Thomsen, Geography, BSc thesis

Comparing deforestation rates and patterns along the Colombian-Ecuadorian border

Award 2015

IRI THESys compliments both winners on their outstanding work.

1st Prizes 

Janine Hauer, European Ethnology, MA thesis

Landscapes of hope: Urban expansion in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Franz Schug, Geography, BSc thesis

Potential of a multi seasonal spectral mixture analysis using Landsat imagery for detecting urbanization patterns in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso