Make your thesis meaningful

We will connect you with a coach who will help you find a thesis topic with high potential to significantly improve the world.

See the finished theses of students we advised and what our current students are working on

Finished

Example topic areas

With a steep progress in our knowledge of synthetic biology and decreasing prices of technologies used to create pathogens, the risk and severity of pandemics from both natural and engineered pathogens will likely increase and cause millions or even billions of deaths.

What are the most important problems we should focus on to improve the world the most? How should we allocate our resources to do the most good? More insight into these questions could largely influence what we will do and how successful we will be in improving the world.

Developments in artificial intelligence algorithms will likely have a large influence on many domains of our societies and lives. Research into how we should govern the creation and deployment of such developments will help us capture the benefits and mitigate the risks stemming from abrupt changes.

12,000

Research hours

directed towards the most pressing global problems

15

Countries all over the globe

from which students applied and benefited from our coaching

40

Coaches

in our network help students from all backgrounds finding the right topic

What they say about us

Too many students write theses that achieve nothing other than meet the requirement for the degree they are seeking. When there are so many important questions, in a wide range of fields, that need to be answered, that's a terrible waste of time and intelligent, creative energy. The Effective Thesis Project is seeking to change that, and I hope it will.

Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne (photo: Mal Vickers)