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The seven faculty winners of the UvA Thesis Prize 2022 have been chosen. They were nominated by the reading committees of the seven participating faculties and each win 1,000 euros. They also compete for the main prize: 3,000 euro for the best thesis of the University of Amsterdam in the academic year 2021-2022. The prizes will be awarded on Tuesday 28 June 2022 at 17.30 hrs at SPUI25.

The faculty winners are:

Declan Blom on behalf of Economics & Business Administration with his thesis entitled: Building a supervised prediction model for case law on the at arm’s length determination of loans.


Ahsan Hussain on behalf of the Faculty of Dentistry (ACTA) with his thesis entitled: Effect of a sodium hypochlorite mouthwash on plaque and clinical parameters of periodontal disease - a systematic review.

Oliviero Nardi on behalf of the Faculty of Science with his thesis entitled: A Graph-Based Algorithm for the Automated Justification of Collective Decisions.

Jelmer Savelkoel on behalf of the Faculty of Medicine (UMC) with his thesis entitled: A call to action: time to recognise melioidosis as a neglected tropical disease.

Philip Schreurs on behalf of the Faculty of Law with his thesis entitled: De platformisering van de podcast. Een onderzoek naar het waarborgen van diversiteit op podcastplatformen.

Flavia Togni on behalf of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences with her thesis entitled: Long-Awaited Reparations: A Study on World War II Forced Labour Survivors’ Experiences with the EVZ Compensation Programme.

Jacob Tucker on behalf of the Faculty of Humanities with his thesis entitled: Excavating the Bass: A Critical Historiography of UK Dance Music.