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Graduation Ceremony for the master's students

master ceremony

The traditional graduation ceremony for the master's programmes at the Faculty of Social Sciences took place on Wednesday June 8 in the beautiful main building of Lund University.

This was a day full of excitement, relief, happiness and anticipation as students joined together in taking their last official steps at Lund University.

The ceremony included speeches, music, and individual congratulations as the students received a token certificate from Faculty Leaders.

We hope the graduating students had a lovely day celebrating with close family or friends, as well as classmates and students from other Master’s programmes.

master students
masters students
masters students

Honorary Award

The Department of Service Management and Service Studies nominated the “2022 Honorary Award for Best Master´s Thesis in Service Management” to two thesis: 

Local climate collaboration as a strategy to reduce emissions: The SME owner-managers’ perspective
Authors: Mia Blatančić & Alexander Kurtén
The thesis asks why small and medium-sized enterprises engage in climate action. Using legitimacy theory, and based on a solid series of semi-structured interviews, it shows how owners of SMEs are driven by a strong internal moral compass when making decisions about climate work. The analysis demonstrates that resource constraints are best overcome through collaboration with other local actors. Data collection is purposeful and systematic, and includes thoughtful methodological reflection. The findings have clear theoretical, practical and political implications. Overall, a very well-crafted thesis with exceptional coherence.

Latest developments in sustainability reporting: How the TCFD framework shapes the understanding of climate risks
Author: Andreea Neagu 
The thesis investigates the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures, a model developed within technical finance and used by firms in their sustainability reports. The thesis makes this complex model both understandable and engaging. Risk theory is used in a skillful way to make a document analysis of aviation companies’ understanding of their own operations in relation to climate change. The research question is timely. The research design is elegant with a good choice of empirical material. Overall, a creative and original thesis that contributes with new knowledge about a key issue of our times.

Mia Blatančić, Alexander Kurtén & Andreea Neagu