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17. 02. 2022

UA Ruhr's Metropolitan Research (KoMet) and the Emscher Association Introduce the KoMet Award for Outstanding Doctoral & Master Theses in the Field of Metropolitan Research

FOR RELEASE FEBRUARY 17, 2022 AT 3:00 P.M. EST - Long Do Hoang

The competence field "Metropolitan Reseach" KoMet of University Alliance Ruhr and the Emscher Association are looking for nominations for the KoMet Award for the first time. The award honours outstanding doctoral dissertations and master theses which, with regard to the Ruhr Metropolis engage with the transformation of metropolitan spaces. It is open to all disciplines and research fields. An engagement with the Emscher region is beneficial, though not a precondition or necessity.

The KoMet Award is to be awarded annually and comes with a prize fund of €3.000 for the best doctoral dissertation and €1.500 for the best master thesis. In the case of equally outstanding theses in one category, the award can be shared. The award will be administered by an independent jury. The award ceremony will take place during the annual KoMet day (4th quarter of 2022).

Application procedure: Potential nominees can be nominated by their supervisors or examiners. Theses that have at least received the grade of "very good"/"magna cum laude"/"A" (or equivalent) can be nominated if it was not submitted as a thesis more than two years prior to the deadline for nominations of this award. Each thesis can only be nominated once.

Application documents:

  1. Summary of key findings of the thesis (2 pages max.)
  2. Short review or assessment by the supervisor or examiner (approx. 2 pages)
  3. One copy of the thesis
  4. Application template


The jury asks that documents to be submitted exclusively in digital format (pdf documents) and sent via email ( Only complete applications that are submitted in the required format and before the deadline will be taken into consideration.

Application deadline: April 30, 2022

For further information visit the website(German), announcement(English), or send scecific questions per email: