This Prize was established in 1994 to valorise the research work undertaken by the CIHEAM students in the framework of their Master of Science and to support the development of their scientific career.
It is awarded every year by the Governing Board of the Organisation upon recommendation of its Advisory Board, according to Article 3 of the Rules for Granting the Annual Prize to the Best CIHEAM Thesis.
Latest prize awards : JULY 2020
The governing board of the CIHEAM during its 145th meeting held by videoconference on July 2, 2020, decides to award the Prize for the Best CIHEAM Msc Thesis for 2019 to :
Ms Elsa CHEDID
Title : DNA-based markers combined with high Resolution melting analysis for olive oil authentication and adulteration.
Prize awards 2018
The CAB members appreciate the high quality of the seven theses proposed to be selected for the Best Thesis for 2018. After discussion, the CAB unanimously decided that the Prize for 2018, on the basis of originality and scientific quality, applicability and exemplarity for Mediterranean Cooperation, should be shared by two theses. The two co-winners of the best thesis for 2018 are the following :
Mohamed Amine HEDOUI
Title: “Assessing agricultural trade integration among EU and Mediterranean countries signed under the Agadir agreement” (CIHEAM MAI Chania).
Title: “Isolation and molecular characterisation of Xylella fastidiosa from different host plant species in Apulia region (Italy)” (CIHEAM MAI Bari).
- The 2016 Prize for the Best CIHEAM Thesis was awarded to Najla KSOURI for her research work on “Transcriptional Responses in Prunus persica under Conditions of Drought Stress using RNA Sequencing”;
- A special mention was given to Wided KHECHIMI for her research work on “Proposal for an indicator of cultural ecosystem services: Measuring the impact of recreational visits of Mediterranean wetlands on human well-being”