Six UvA students from six different faculties have been nominated for the UvA Thesis Prize 2019. A quick look at the subjects covered shows the nominated theses to be as diverse as ever.
Linde Titulaer-de Baaij (Faculty of Medicine) investigated whether it’s better to induce contractions at childbirth or to wait until the birth starts spontaneously, while Inge Daemen (Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences) studied EMDR group therapy (a trauma processing method that tracks eye movements) with former child slaves in India.
At the Faculty of Humanities, Weixuan Li used historical databases to examine the development of painting and paint production during the Golden Age. Stefanos Tyros (Faculty of Economics & Business) researched the effect of cutbacks on Dutch pensions and Jan van Vegchel (Faculty of Law) wrote his thesis on the ‘right to reply’, a right to be exercised by people in response to media publications they believe to be incorrect or incomplete.
Amber Woutersen (Faculty of Science) researched the evolution of the Nitraria plants in Asia, Australia and coastal regions of the Mediterranean and how they can provide indications of climatic change. She previously won a thesis prize for plant sciences.
Each of the theses will be assessed on their scientific quality and originality by a jury of deans belonging to each of the represented faculties. The winner will be announced on University Day on June 15th at a ceremony hosted by Abdelkader Benali, author and Honorary Fellow at the Faculty of Humanities. The winner will receive 3,000 euros while the others will receive 1,000 euros.