Mr Masao Imamura, PhD student was awarded the Visiting Fellows Programme 2012-2013 by The Harvard-Yenching Institute. This fellowship is opened for application to all PhD students from FASS and School of Law. The fellowship gives Masao the opportunity to complete his dissertation, which is a historical, comparative and philosophical study of frontier based on a case study from the Sino-Burmese border region.
Zhang Jiajie, masters student, who submitted a conference paper based on his master thesis on war tourism in Kinmen, Taiwan won the 1st prize (US$400) in the “Recreation, Tourism and Sport Specialty Group” student paper competition at the Associate of American Geographers (AAG) 2009. Jiajie was awarded full scholarship by Durham University, UK for his Ph.D. study which started in September 2009.
Second Prize for Student Paper Competition, AAG conference 2011, Seattle
Ms Tan Qianhui, masters student, won the second prize in the 2011 AAG Sexuality and Space Student Paper Competition for her paper "Flirtatious Geographies". The paper is based on her Honours Thesis.
Dr Wang Jianjun won the World Future Foundation prize in Environmental and Sustainability Research, 2010-2011 with his Ph.D. thesis “Watershed Ecological Environmental Development and Management using Remote Sensing and GIS”. This award is sponsored by the World Future Foundation (WFF) and has been established as a prestigious award to recognize students with Ph.D. theses of outstanding quality in the fields of Environmental and Sustainability Research. Dr Wang is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Quebec University, Montreal.
Zhang Shurong received the prestigious Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad 2007 with the prize US$5000. This award is established by the China Scholarship Council to encourage research excellence and to recognize the achievement among Chinese students abroad. It is granted across all fields of study and all countries in the world and Shurong was one of the eight winners in Singapore for the award 2007.
The related web link from Chinese Embassy is as follows: http://www.chinaembassy.org.sg/chn/jyhz/t450883.htm.