Previous Winners of the Student Award Best Master's thesis
Chiara Lacroix is the winner of the Best Master's Thesis 2022. Chiara has pored over huge piles of English and French medical literature to find a pattern in how humans are considered in relation to time.
The award for Best Master's Thesis 2021 goes to Robin Verstraten for his thesis entitled ‘The fractional Langevin equation’.
Marrit Woudwijk won the Best Master's Thesis Award 2020. Her thesis immediately drew the jury’s attention. In her thesis “The Lesser Truth: Truth Construction on Remote Warfare and the Case of the US-led anti-ISIS Coalition in Syria”, Woudwijk explores how Syrian refugees think about the bombings of their land, and how their experience relates to how this war is being represented in the Netherlands.
Laureanne Willems is this year's winner (master Comparative Literary Studies).
Elizabeth Dirth is this year's winner (master Sustainable Development).
Maarten Bransen (laudatio in Dutch) is this year's winner (master nanomaterials)
Rick Vreman (winner, master Pharmacy). Thesis title: "Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease as a mediator of sugar effects; implications for the health and economic benefits of interventions in the US".
Kinanya Pijl (Legal Research Master, Law, Economics and Governance) won the student award in the category ‘Best Master’s Thesis’. The title of her thesis is “ICANN and Human Rights. A quest for safeguards to guarantee an Internet based on international human rights”. Read her laudatio (in Dutch).
Casper Pranger, alumnus of the Master's programme in Earth Structure and Dynamics (winner, Earth Sciences). Casper carried out research on the current geodynamic state of our planet in the earthquake-prone Banda region of south-western Indonesia.
Pablo Acuna Luongo (winner), History and Philosophy of Science, thesis “Empirical Equivalence and Underdetermination of Theory Choice”.
Look at the movie about the nominees.
Nik de Boer (winner), Legal Research, thesis “Constitutional identity, fundamental rights and the issue of divergent rights standards in the EU”.
Jeroen Bouterse (winner), Historical and comparative studies of the sciences and humanities, thesis: ''Fallen into nature. Augustine, Melanchton and the relation between original sin and nature-knowledge''.
Michiel Cottaar (winner), Astrophysics, thesis: "A Model of Coronal Streamers with Underlying Flux Ropes".
Gerhard Bos (winner), Research master in Philosophy, thesis: "Kant’s critical thoughts on freedom from a contemporary perspective, to what extent are these thoughts of practical philosophical significance for us?".
Femke Marijn Stok (winner), Psychological health, thesis: “Emotional eating: Not the emotion but its regulation explains subsequent eating behavior".
Laureanne Willems is this year's winner (master Sustainable Development).