EFNMS Awards

Strategy, Purpose and Process

Strategy of the Excellence Award for M.Sc. & Ph.D. Thesis in Maintenance

The EFNMS took a decision to revive and present the bi-annual “EFNMS Excellence Award for Master Thesis in Maintenance and closely related topics” for the students from the EFNMS member countries. Owing to this decision, the EFNMS Excellence Award is granted at EUROMAINTENANCE CONFERENCE every alternate year. 

Salvetti Foundation sponsored the M.Sc. Thesis Award (MTA) from 2012. Salvetti Foundation will act as sponsor for the M.Sc. Thesis & Ph.D. Thesis Award (MTA & PTA) from 2016.


Purpose of the Excellence Award for M.Sc. & Ph.D. Thesis in Maintenance

The purpose of the Excellence Award is to promote, encourage and motivate the theoretical and applied research and applications of research outcomes in the areas of Maintenance Engineering and Management amongst the students of the European Universities and Institutes.


Process of the Excellence Award for M.Sc. & Ph.D. Thesis in Maintenance

 The Thesis Award Committee is responsible to define the final ranking and the winners of MTA and PTA. The Award Committee is supported by an active panel of experts, representing academia and industries, and forming two Juries (MTA Jury and PTA Jury) with the duty to judge the quality of the nominated theses at National level (i.e. the theses nominated by the National Maintenance Society as Winners at National level). At the National level, the process is carried out with the active involvement of, at least, one University Teacher/Researcher from each member country, acting as National Coordinator; herein, the National Maintenance Society nominates the Winner at National level. 

More details on the evaluation procedure (including information on the applications) are presented at the web-site of Salvetti Foundation .