The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) is pleased to announce that Professor Henry Yeung, Professor of Economic Geography, Department of Geography, has been appointed Distinguished Professor of the National University of Singapore (NUS), which has taken effect immediately. The Distinguished Professorship is awarded to senior faculty members who have achieved excellence and international recognition in research and creative activity as well as significant and impactful leadership in raising the standards of the University with respect to research or creative activity, education and service.
Professor Yeung has also won the NUS University Research Recognition Award 2018. This award, which carries a cash prize of $3,000 and a research grant of $15,000, is given to a select group of faculty members in recognition of the prestigious international research awards they have won. Notably, in June 2017, Professor Yeung was conferred the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) Murchison Award 2017 in the UK for “pioneering publications in the field of globalisation”. In December 2017, he was selected by the American Association of Geographers to receive the AAG Distinguished Scholarship Honours for 2018 “in recognition of his extraordinary scholarship and leadership in the discipline”. With the two awards, Professor Yeung has not only achieved the highest scholarly distinction in both British and American Geography, but also created history by being the only person from Asia to be recognised with awards/honours by both of Geography’s most important professional bodies.
The Faculty looks forward to Professor Yeung’s continued leadership and successful contributions to the University’s expanding efforts to strengthen the international profile of NUS.
The FASS community congratulates Professor Yeung on his achievements!
About Professor Henry Yeung
Professor Yeung received his BA Hons (NUS) in 1992 and PhD (Manchester) in 1995 and was promoted to Full Professor in 2005. He has spent his entire two-decade long career in NUS and contributed impactfully to its global mission and reputation during that time. To date, Professor Yeung has achieved outstanding international recognition for his highly cited work in the social sciences and made significant contributions through his various leadership roles in raising the international standing of NUS research.