Completed Assignments Thesis topics are developed by GIMLA since November 2018. The first students have already handed-in their thesis. On this page, interested students but also potential institutional partners can find more information about already completed projects and thesis assignments. Full texts of the submitted theses can be requested. 2021 Theses completed Master - Lea Rohner, Master Thesis in International Affairs: "Positive Impacts of Best Practices in Participatory Slum Upgrading - A Regional Comparison between Asia, Africa and Latin America." Bachelor - Jakob Sturm, Bachelor Thesis in Business Administration: "Cities & Finance - A Literature Review of Financing Tools Available to Cities in Latin America."- Alexandre Guye-Bergeret, Bachelor Thesis in Business Administration: "The COVID-19 Impacts on the Integration of Migrants in Latin American and Caribbean Cities - Initiatives to Support Migrants' Lives in Non-Camp Settings." 2020 Theses completed Master (6) - Sonja Anwander, Master Thesis in Law and Economics: “Impact of Chinese Investments in the Brazilian Amazon - A case study of the 800kV UHVDC Xingu – Rio de Janeiro Transmission Line”, co-supervisor Prof. Beat Brändli - Samir Jola, Master Thesis in Business Innovation: "The impact of university-centered entrepreneurial ecosystems on the Brazilian startup environment", co-supervisor Prof. Heiko Bergmann. - Nina Helen, Master Thesis in Business Innovation: “The impact of social media on recruiting young people into drug trafficking – a case study in Mexico”, main supervisor Prof. Yvette Sánchez - Thomas Kaeslin, Master Thesis in International Affairs: "Possible Solutions for the Trunk and Feeder Services of the Public Transportation System in Bogota", co-supervisor Prof. Yvette Sanchez. - Calebe Künzler, Master Thesis in Business Innovation: “Introducing waste-to-energy incineration technology for a sustainable integrated municipal solid waste management in Rio de Janeiro based on a Swiss approach”, co-supervisor Prof. Yvette Sánchez - Fabienne Zumbühl, Master Thesis in International Affairs: "Social Innovation in Sustainable Urban Development an Analysis for the UHPH on its Practices in São Paulo", co-supervisor Prof. Sabrina Bresciani. Bachelor (6) - Nina Breitenstein, Bachelor Thesis in International Affairs: "The Role of Local Governments in Providing Public Goods and Services - A Review of Latin American Experiences." - Marc Huber, Bachelor Thesis in Business Administration, "Affordable Housing in Colombia: An Examination of the Housing Policies and the Commercial Supply." - Fabienne Kuster, Bachelor Thesis in Economics: "Smart Mobility Solutions and Trends in Latin America - A comparative Analysis of Buenos Aires and São Paulo." - Jean-Claude Lampert, Bachelor Thesis in Business Administration, "The Dragon in the Amazon: Chinese influence in the Brazilian iron ore industry." - Jacqueline Senfft, Bachelor Thesis in International Affairs: “Cities and their ecological challenges in light of the SDG integration – a review of local government initiatives.” - Rosanna Wepfer, Bachelor Thesis in Economics, "Public Goods and Services for an Equitable Urban Development – A Review of Recent Literature." 2019 Theses completed Master (3) - Karin Augsburger, Master Thesis in International Affairs: "Urban policy mobility: The "Fortalecimiento de Barrios Comerciales" programme as the Chilean model of a Business Improvement District", co-supervisor Prof. Dirk Lehmkuhl. - Lukas Jähn, Master Thesis in International Affairs: "The Informal Economy in Latin America - a Taxonomic Analysis of Policy Intervention", co-supervisor Prof. Roland Hodler. - Tabea Savoldelli, Master Thesis in Master in Business Management: "Fostering social entrepreneurship in Ecuador - Gaps in the enterpreneurial ecosystem", co-supervisor Prof. Yvette Sanchez.Bachelor (3)- Marc Arnold, Bachelor Thesis in Business Administration: "Understanding Brazil's role in the journey of special treatment in trade." - Camila Lozano, Bachelor Thesis in International Affairs: "To what extent is the social dimension crucial to establish a Circular Economy? A Swiss-Colombian intergovernmental collaboration in the e-waste sector." - Carla Reiss, Bachelor Thesis: "Smart cities and participation - A literature review of Spanish speaking Latin America."