The Diversity and Gender Policy Unit of Ghent University will award a prize for the best and most innovative master’s thesis in which gender and/or diversity play a central role.
In the academic year 2019-2020, the Diversity and Gender Policy Unit of Ghent University will award a prize for the best and most innovative master’s thesis in which gender and/or diversity play a central role. This will be done in cooperation with the City of Ghent. The thesis prize is open to all Ghent University students who submitted their thesis during the academic year 2018 - 2019.
DiverGent stands for contradiction and ambivalence. A Divergent vision is necessary to be able to make an innovative contribution to social debates and to offer policy solutions. With the presentation of the DiverGent Thesis Prize, the Diversity and Gender Policy Unit wishes to recognise, and underline, the importance of this vision. The Policy Unit is a great believer in thinking outside the box, which is also one of Ghent University’s key ambitions.
The award consists of a ¤500 cash prize for the winner and an honourable mention for the other two nominees. The winner and the two nominees will present their thesis at the first lunchtime lecture1 of the year, on the 4th of February 2020. Moreover, the winner will be invited to rework the research results from the thesis for an article that is to be submitted to the editors of DiGeSt and/or Samenleving en Politiek.