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BIGSSS Partner of GEWOBA Award for Sustainable Urban Development in the Social Sciences

The GEWOBA Aktiengesellschaft Wohnen und Bauen in Bremen biennially offers an Award for Sustainable Urban Development to students of the social sciences for outstanding achievements.

The contest in 2016 is conducted in cooperation with BIGSSS at Universität Bremen and Jacobs University Bremen.

For the 2016 contest contributions to the topic "The Housing of Refugees" are sought that offer analyses and new insights and perspectives with an explicit practical relevance. Further criteria are a clear reference to the study program of the submitting student as well as a discernable provision of transfer benefits.

To find deserving awardees, a non-anonymous contest for ideas is called, which serves as the frame for attending to a given social science topic: Individual as well as team submissions (seminar papers, project reports, academic manuscripts, or theses) are equally welcome. In order to create space for diverse innovative ideas and new approaches to problem-solving and to generate novel insights and perspectives, modalities of how the topic of the contest is to be approached are deliberately not defined narrowly. Results of the contest are to contribute to the public urban development discourse by way of offering challenges and alternative input from a social science perspective.

Deadline for the submission of contest contributions is September 30th, 2016. Contributions should be submitted electronically via email to

For more information please see the GEWOBA Award Call in German or English.