Research and Consulting

Master's Degree Final Project Award

The Higher School for Archiving and Records Management and the Association of Archivists and Records Managers of Catalonia (AAC) jointly created the  ESAGED-ACC Award for the Best Master's Degree in Archiving and Records Management.

This award aims to bring the students who take this official Master's degree closer to the world of academic and scientific research and become an element which will provide an incentive for innovation in the production of an excellent standard of research work. It is the first prize in Catalonia to be awarded in the area of archiving and records management recognised by the profession.

The research project recognised with the award will be published in its entirety on the websites of the ESAGED and the Association of Archivists and Records Managers of Catalonia so that it can be consulted by other researchers, with the aim of creating a channel of electronic knowledge, which is fed by the research of students and professionals.

Conditions for participants

Students on the Master's degree in Archiving and Records Management and who are taking the module Master's degree Final Project during the 2019-2020 academic year are eligible to participate. The dissertation must also have been presented and assessed academically during the academic year in which students participate.

Projects presented will be assessed by a panel of university lecturers and experts to make a shortlist of candidates for the award, based on criteria such as originality, the overall planning of the work, scientific and academic approach, the way it is written and its relation to the principles of archiving, among others.

A panel made up of university lectures and experts from both organisations and one independent person with knowledge of archiving will decide who is the winner.

The prize is worth 1,300 Euros (subject to the corresponding deductions).