Tuesday, March 13, 2012
AWARD: International Thesis Award for "Appropriate Technology and South of the World" (ISF Firenze)
The objective of the Award is to stimulate the interest of students and international academia community in sustainability topics in the “South of the World”, namely the realities where a group of individuals have no access to resources for their own realization within the social context of belonging.
In particular, Tattarillo Award aims to deepen and circulate the concept of “Appropriate Technology” as a mean for:
- knowledge transfer and awareness spreading among populations, to promote development models appropriate to their specific socio-economic and environmental reality;
- satisfying the needs of a community arising from its own socio-economic and environmental reality;
- supporting the debate and the encounter among different cultures also through discussion regarding technological choices.
The Award is addressed to any student graduated in any University with a Bachelor Degree or a Master Degree or a PhD. The thesis may belong to any faculty; they are not limited to Engineering faculties. The defence of the submitted thesis must have been held between the closing date of the present Award (extended to 23rd of March 2012) and no earlier than 1st January 2009.
Participant theses have to deal with studies and/or applications of appropriate technologies in a context classifiable as South of the World, in the sense previously specified.
Deadline: March 23, 2012